Weatherford Academy, PK - 4th Grade / Daycare
613 Westwego, LA 70094
Weatherford Academy, LLP                             
613 Fourth Street Westwego, La 70094


Infant Care (6 Weeks - 1 year)

WAELC infant care program equips our youngest learners for a lifetime of learning. Infants as young as six weeks old are involved in stimulating, hands-on play. Our infant care program is a place for love, growth, and discovery. Each activity is designed to assist your child achieve developmental milestones while they have fun at the same time.

WAELC knows the importance of nurturing when it comes to babies. That's why our infant care program provides plenty of hugs, love, and personal attention is something we include throughout our Infant-Toddler Program. Your baby will enjoy singing, giggling, reading, cuddling and, of course, in our safe, secure, state-of-the-art infant care facility.

WAELC Infant Program includes:
1. A comforting place that focuses on love and trust
2. Sign language techniques to maximize communication skills
3. Daily exercises and activities designed to coincide with physical development
4. Daily reports and weekly lesson plans to keep you informed of your child's development.
5 Adventure and growth

WAELC infant care facilities offer learning centers, with educational and developmentally appropriate toys designed for learning in a bright and exciting environment for your child. Expanding the imagination and strengthening the muscles has never been more fun!

Weekly lesson plans provide activities designed to develop skills necessary to accomplish developmental milestones. Our extensive Infant-Toddler Sign Language Program, which is known to eliminate frustration for children who have yet to form their verbal vocabulary, introduces age appropriate language skills for non-verbal communication.

There are four essential components to our Infant program:

1. Language development
2. Physical development
3. Cognitive development
4. Social and emotional development                                                                                                                                                     

Toddlers (12-24 months)

We provide children at this age with nurturing environment fostering a sense of security for toddlers with their first school experience. We guide them through understanding the world around them through verbal communication, sensory activities, story telling and music exploration.

Basic introduction to colors, shapes and beginning numbers are taught through learning games, stories, dancing and singing. Our program includes art exploration introducing a variety of mediums such as pasting, collage, and finger painting. We provide manipulative activities to develop eye-hand coordination, small motor skills and problem-solving skills through play dough, block building, hook–together toys and classifying objects. Developing an awareness of other children and people in their environment are a part of the toddler’s day.

 Twos (2 years)

Toilet training, sharing and elementary cleanup tasks are learned. Curriculum focuses on: Oral communication, alphabet and number recognition, vocabulary expansion, color and animal recognition, an extension of objects and body parts recognition, food identification, table manners, elementary craft participation (i.e. coloring, painting & pasting). Storytelling and music and movement are practiced on a daily basis.

Threes (3 years)

Activities have more emphasis on identification of color, shapes, numbers, as well as verbal and visual recognition of the alphabet. Craft activity involvement is geared toward direction following with the use of small motor skills (i.e. cutting, coloring between lines, pasting and painting). Teacher introduces classroom discussion and encourages individual participation. Music and movement are continued on a daily basis. Introduction to computers, clocks and time telling are begun. The child is encouraged to assume responsibility to others as well as his surroundings.

Fours (4years)

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Our preschool classrooms focus on childre's newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific, thought Muti-disciplinary learning centersencourage individual skill and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child's innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they'll need to succeed.