Literacy And Mathematics Academy is committed to the fundamentals. The Academy was built on the belief that when we support students and create an environment that fosters their natural curiosities and is committed to ensuring social, intellectual and physical development their possibilities are endless. By enlightening you about the meaning behind our crest, we are showing you what we stand for, however, the best way to understand who we are is to have a conversation with us.
We understand that literacy is essential to a child’s development. We are committed to conversation as a primary aspect of our approach to literacy, because conversation is where children’s literacy truly begins.
– 20 minutes of reading a day exposes children to 1.8 million words per school year
– Researchers agree that the average preschooler should hear 21,000 words per day
Conversation is the vehicle of our curriculums. Engaging conversations with our students are essential for their language development skills, which provide the foundation of their learning. In addition, conversation is the basis of our inquiry-based learning model, which includes listening, memory and speaking fundamentals.
Originally referred to as a counting frame – emphasizes our commitment to mathematics and its principles as the framework for our curriculums. Children need to be able to navigate numbers; skip counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing are the survival skills every student needs to understand. We are helping students expand their minds and learn to rely on their brains for the answers before introducing technology.
– The number one subject currently being tutored is mathematics.
By introducing mathematics early in a student’s education, we are providing them with a competitive advantage for their academic careers.
The LAUREL WREATH has two connections to our mission.
Firstly, it is a symbol of excellence, success and most importantly triumph. We are dedicated to helping our students reach their own versions of excellence and success, and triumph over obstacles. We help our students reach their goals on their terms. We customize the path each student takes to reach those goals – this is what we excel at.
Secondly, the connectedness of the branches at the bottom of the wreath, represents a partnership between us as the learning team, and you as parents. The branches of the laurel wreath are balanced on either side, and we mirror this approach in our curriculums. Emphasizing how learning can happen before, during and after school.
ALPHA & OMEGA – the Greek symbols for “the beginning” (Alpha) and “the end” (Omega) are a nod to how we are starting this journey with your child at the beginning of their education and helping them build a foundation that will help them achieve their end goals.
No matter when you join the LAMA family – Preschool or Elementary – you are joining a connected community here to support you from “the beginning to the end.” Contact us today to start a conversation about how we can support your child’s journey!