LIFE is a private, non-profit, boutique preschool, and we pride ourselves in small class sizes, with each child being treated as a very special member of our family. We feature very limited student-teacher ratios to ensure that each child receives ample attention, support, and care.
The LIFE ELC curriculum is an integration of academics, life skills, social-emotional development, and a strong, happy wholesome foundation. We feature a loving, nurturing environment that promotes holistic education and a love of learning as the critical building blocks for lifelong academic excellence.
Strong Emotional Connections
Our Primary Caregivers are hard at work supporting our Preschoolers in developing strong social emotional connections as the foundation of their lifelong mental and emotional wellbeing. Healthy communication skills, conflict management, and creative self-expression are all priorities for our budding learners.
Our project-based learning system is designed to create the highest standards in literacy and numeracy outcomes for kindergarten readiness.
Looking at the calendar each day is a wonderful way to introduce math concepts to our youngest students by learning to count and recognize numbers from 0-31. Colors, shapes, months, seasons, and daily vocabulary are introduced during this time and used throughout the day.
Language and Literacy
Preschoolers will be introduced to daily journal entries. Special projects will be done that correlate to the letter of the week introducing new words and developing hands-on skills for fine motor development.
LIFE offers a Fine Arts program that introduces children at the age of 3 to artists through the 21st Century. The children will learn about multiple artists throughout the year and create artwork that is inspired by those artists. Covers areas of fine and gross motor skills, mathematics, emotional skills, language, art, and science.
LIFE ELC students will take care of their own organic garden. This will introduce them to gardening and the science behind it. Students will learn the importance of composting, sustainability, how to plant, the cycle of growth for plants, and how to build, maintain and care for a garden. Covers areas of fine and gross motor skills, mathematics, language, and science.
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In addition to our academic foundation and social-emotional development, LIFE ELC offers high quality, plant-based snacks and lunches, prepared fresh daily on site by our in-house chef. It is our belief that not only must we take care of our minds, but also take care of our bodies using delicious and healthy ingredients that keep our whole body healthy.
LIFE is proud to offer the only organic, plant-based, sustainable school program in Arizona, and one of the only ones in the country.
Children in our preschool program enjoy family-style meals where they are encouraged and celebrated in the development of an expanding palette. We pride ourselves in kid-friendly foods that nourish their bodies while introducing new foods to their routine in fun, creative ways. Our goal is smiling kiddos, full tummies, and happy hearts!
We also involve the children in the preparation of their daily meals and snacks, which peaks their curiosity and leads them to try new fruits, vegetables, and ingredients as they naturally explore their environment.
At LIFE, we believe that the world is our classroom. Starting at the preschool age, multiple enrichment activities are planned throughout the year designed to enhance the themes and curriculum, allowing our learners to begin exploring the world around them, while furthering their early childhood development.