School readiness is more than academic skills. Ongoing research confirms that children’s readiness for school is multi-faceted. It encompasses the whole range of physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills that children need to thrive in a school setting.

Our Life Essentials® program prepares children for school by providing this foundation.

  • Our developmentally appropriate, standards-based curriculum ensures that children have the classroom opportunities to develop academic skills.
  • Our Character Education curriculum concentrates specifically on the development of social and emotional skills.
  • The use of technology as a support in our program not only enhances the classroom environment but gives parents the opportunity to extend learning into their home.
  • Our focus on Health and Fitness teaches children the importance of healthy food choices and exercise.

These four pillars of our Life Essentials program gives children the tools necessary to succeed in school and in life.

Life Essentials philosophy and programs are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s position statement on School Readiness.

State Standards

Our curriculum meets or exceeds the learning standards set forth by each state in which we operated, and are aligned with the standards of each new state in which we open.
Click on your state below to see a snapshot of how we prepare children for school success. Each download will show a comparison between the state standards and the Life Essentials 6 weeks to 36 months curriculum and the Preschool/Pre-K Curriculum.