Loch Arbour Education Center
Empowered Learning Transformation Centers
Our Early Education Center is a dynamic, diverse learning environment for children aged two months to 5 years. The Center’s ten classrooms are home to busy, active learners engaged in learning and play, with a focus on healthy social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, and on the early language acquisition that is so critical to later success in school.
We enroll 117 children in the following age groups
21 infants (3 classrooms)
36 toddlers (4 classrooms)
60 preschoolers (3 classrooms)
Daily programming includes learning-based activities, games, one-on-one extra help, and large and small group projects. All aspects of the curriculum are designed to ensure children graduate from Empowered Learning Transformation Centers socially, emotionally, and academically ready for the next level of learning. As an organization, Empowered Learning Transformation Centers is committed to helping close the achievement gap in school for children from low-income families. Over half of our available slots are designated for children from those families.
The Empowered Learning Transformation Centers day also includes healthy meals and snacks for toddlers and preschoolers, outdoor time at our Empowered Learning Transformation Centers Children’s Park or indoors at our activity areas, and quiet time after lunch for those all-important power naps.
The Center is licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Two of our preschool classrooms operate in partnership with New Jersey Public Schools.
Generations of inner city working families have turned to Empowered Learning Transformation Centers for safe, academically enriching out-of-school time options for their students in elementary and middle school. Today, our School-Age Program enrolls over 130 students a year in grades K through 8 at program sites in Loch Arbour and the South End.
After-school programming includes an hour of homework supervision/assistance, a healthy snack, and time to talk about what’s going on at school, at home, in sports, in the news, and more. Students then spend an hour attending one of three different clubs each week -- clubs they have chosen according to their interests, curriculum and age groups.
During summer and school vacations, this is a full-day program with daily field trips around New Jersey and beyond, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, cooking, dance, music, reading competitions and activities in support of maintaining academic year gains and avoiding “summer learning loss.”
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