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The Leicester Early Learning Center, the perfect center for all your Child Care Needs!
We offer the highest quality care and educational programs for the best prices in the area. We are licensed by The Department of Early Education and Care and accept vouchers through Child Care Resources. Visit our warm, loving, nurturing and healthy environment where our children are happy and actively learning in our well planned educational programs. Our center is conveniently located on Rt. 9, Main St., near the center of town! Come in to meet our loving, caring, educated staff and our devoted director. We all work together to do so much more than simply care for your child!
Our hours are Monday – Friday 6:45am to 5:30pm, year round. We strive to meet the service needs of all families by offering full time and part-time programs as well as full and half day pre-school programs. We are only closed for the 6 major holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. We are open all summer but allow for you to take your vacation when it is convenient for you. We will hold an opening for families who do not need care all summer long.
We encourage you to explore our website further to learn more about our staff, our center, and its programs! Feel free to contact us now for more questions or a tour of our facility. We hope to see you soon!
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15 Months – 2 Years 9 Months
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2 Years 9 Months – 4 Years
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4 and 5 Years
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Forms for Enrollment
Enrollment Packet (pdf)
Infant/ Toddler Handbook (pdf)
Preschool Handbook (pdf)
Infants 1-15 Months
In our infant program, interactions with your child are the most important aspect of the program. With low teacher to child ratios, your child’s teacher is able to hold them, talk to them, read to them and bond with them throughout the day.We realize the importance of working hand in hand with you to support your child’s growth and development. Hand written notes will be provided daily in order to give parents a snapshot of what has been going on during their child’s day. Some of the information you will receive includes feedings, diapering, naps, projects and outside time as well as what areas of development your child has been working on. Knowing how difficult it can be on parents leaving their young children in the care of others, we offer an open-door policy. Parents can feel free to call throughout the day to check on their child and parents are always welcome to stop by throughout the day for a visit.
Because of the individual needs of young children, the daily schedule varies to meet the needs of each child. A typical day in an infant room would include the basics such as feeding, diapering and napping as well as tummy time, floor play, music and movement and lots of one-on-one attention. Walks and outside time are incorporated into your child’s daily schedule as well.
Toddlers 15 Months-2 Years 9 Months
In our toddler program, we believe in providing a nurturing environment so that your child feels safe, secure and comfortable. Toddlers are so full of energy and they are always looking to learn new things. Our curriculum is designed to support and reinforce natural curiosity and independence that toddlers exhibit by providing them with hands on, fun and interesting activities.
The teachers in this program encourage social, physical, language and cognitive development through reading, art, music, dance and play. We will also assist children with learning to share, taking turns, cooperating, expanding language and vocabulary, as well as with self-help skill such as potty training.
Preschool 2 Years 9 Months-4 Years
Our preschool program offers a developmentally appropriate educational curriculum for both full and half-day children. This program allows teachers to plan an enriching learning experience for children. This is often a child’s first school experience so we want it to be a wonderful, positive, fulfilling experience that will help develop a love of learning. This program has an emphasis on teaching social skills such as listening, sharing, cooperation and communication but we are also able to incorporate many aspects of learning into the daily schedule. Activities that teach not only math skills, language arts and science are included in the daily learning experience of our preschool children but we also make sure to provide activities to enrich your child’s problem solving skills, self-esteem and understanding of healthy living. The daily schedule of a preschool-age child would include:
- Free play at the learning centers (learning centers that are offered daily include; block area, science table, texture table, math center, library, dramatic play, writing center, creative art, and something special)
- Circle time including calendar, weather, jobs, introduction of theme or letter of the week
- Two snacks & lunch
- Outdoor time: the children will have outdoor time once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
- Learning centers, small-group activities and teacher directed activities
- Large-group circle time activities- with language art experiences such as books, music and movement, finger plays, flannel stories etc.
- Rest time is required daily for children in the preschool age range. Each child will be provided with his/her own mat. For those children who do not sleep during the day, a book or quiet activity will be provided.
Pre-K 4-5 Years
This is a preschool program and we offer all of the same curriculum experiences as our preschool program (see above). However, in this classroom it is the year before kindergarten so we put an emphasis on exposing your child to even more reading readiness skills such as phonological awareness, print awareness and oral language experiences. Planned lessons and units also include more complex activities in the areas of math, science, and social studies than in the preschool program.
School-Age 5-10 Years
At Leicester Early Learning, we understand the demands of hard working parents and take pride in offering flexible schedules for school age children. We offer both before and after school care as well as care for days the public school is closed, including summer time, school vacation days, snow days, early release and delays. Parents are able to drop children off as early as 6:45 am and we are open until 5:30 pm. The school bus will drop off and/or pick up your child right out our front door to transport them to school.We realize that the children have been in school all day so they are offered a variety of activities to choose from. Some of these activities are homework help, snack, outdoor play, indoor free play at the centers, table games, art, cooking etc.Best of all we will allow for part-time and families to choose the days and times when care is needed and only pay for what they need.
During excavations in Leicester Cathedral, the remains of an ancient Roman sanctuary were found – News – Church Research Center “Orthodox Encyclopedia” Excavations by archaeologists from the University of Leicester at Leicester Cathedral have unearthed evidence that the site has been used for worship and religious observance for nearly 1,800 years.
To make way for the construction of a visitor and education center, the cathedral was closed in January 2022. The £12.7m Leicester Cathedral Revealed project unearthed thousands of finds during the excavations.
Excavations have unearthed the basement of a Roman building containing the base of an altar stone, raising the possibility that this room was a sanctuary or other place of worship.
When the archaeologists reached the level of the Roman period, about 3 meters underground, they found evidence of a well-made semi-subterranean structure with painted stone walls and a concrete floor.
Decorative painting suggests that the approximately four by four meter space was used as a reception area rather than storage space, possibly in a larger building.
The room was probably built in the 2nd century AD and was deliberately dismantled and filled in, possibly at the end of the 3rd or 4th century, according to a press release from the University of Leicester.
Archaeologists also found the base of an altar stone in this space. It was broken and lay “face down” among the rubble. The altar measures 25cm x 15cm, carved from local Dane Hills sandstone, and has decorative embellishments on three sides. The back is smooth, indicating that it was intended to be placed against a wall. It was originally taller than wide, perhaps about 60 cm high, but it has a broken shaft in the middle and the top of the pedestal and the capital are missing.
Matthew Morris, Archaeological Survey Project Manager at the University of Leicester, who led the excavation, said: “Given the combination of the subterranean structure with painted walls and the altar we found, an interpretation emerged that seemed to gain momentum as we unearthed more: perhaps , it was a room associated with the worship of a god or gods. What we are probably considering here is a private place of worship, whether it be a family shrine or a cult room where a small group of people participated in private worship.”
“Such underground chambers were often associated with fertility and mystery cults, as well as with the worship of gods such as Mithras, Cybele, Bacchus, Dionysius and the Egyptian goddess Isis. Unfortunately, no trace of the inscription has been preserved on our altar, but it must have been the main place for sacrifices and offerings to the gods, as well as a key part of their religious ceremonies,” said Matthew Morris.
“The discovery of a Roman altar in Leicester Cathedral, the first ever found in Leicester, is an amazing find for the Leicester Cathedral Revealed project. For centuries, there has been a legend that a Roman temple once stood on the site of the current cathedral. This folk tradition was confirmed at the end of 19century, when a Roman building was discovered during the reconstruction of the church tower. The origin of this story has always been obscure, but given that we found a potential Roman shrine, along with burials deliberately buried in it after it was demolished, and then a church and its burial ground appeared on top, we see a memory of this place that was special in the Roman period and which has survived to this day,” said Matthew Morris.
Leicester is one of the most excavated cities in Britain, and much is known about the pre-existing Roman city of Rattay Corieltavorum. These latest excavations have aimed to look at different aspects of the city’s history and learn more about the cathedral’s early history as a parish church. Experts will be able to trace the history of this area of Leicester all the way back to the Victorian era, as well as medieval, Saxon, Roman and perhaps even early Iron Age settlements.
Omsk is the city of the future!. The official portal of the Administration of the city of Omsk
The city of Omsk was founded in 1716. Officially received city status in 1782. Since 1934 – the administrative center of the Omsk region.
Omsk area – 566.9 sq. km. The territory of the city is divided into five administrative districts: Central, Soviet, Kirovsky, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky. The length of the city of Omsk along the Irtysh River is about 40 km.
The distance from Omsk to Moscow is 2,555 km.
Omsk city coordinates: 55.00˚ north latitude, 73.24˚ east longitude.
The climate of Omsk is sharply continental. Winter is severe, long, with stable snow cover. Summer is warm, often hot. Spring and autumn are characterized by sharp fluctuations in temperature. Average temperature of the warmest month (July): +18˚С. The average temperature of the coldest month (January): -19˚С.
Time zone: GMT +6.
The population as of January 1, 2023 is 1,110,836 people.
Population density – 1,969 people per 1 sq. km.
Omsk is one of the largest cities in the West Siberian region of Russia. The Omsk Region is adjacent to the Tyumen Region in the west and north, to the Tomsk and Novosibirsk Regions in the east, and to the Republic of Kazakhstan in the south and southwest.
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Coat of arms of the city of Omsk
Omsk is a major transport hub where air, river, rail, road and pipeline transport routes intersect. The location at the intersection of the Trans-Siberian Railway with a large water artery (the Irtysh River), the presence of an airport provide a dynamic and versatile development of the city.
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The city at the confluence of two rivers
At present, Omsk is the largest industrial, scientific and cultural center of Western Siberia, with a high social, scientific and industrial potential.
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The current structure of the city’s economy defines Omsk as a major center of the manufacturing industry, which is based on enterprises of the fuel and energy industries, chemical and petrochemical industries, mechanical engineering, food industry.
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Omsk oil refinery
Financial institutions are widely represented in Omsk, there are branches of all major Russian banks, as well as brokerage, leasing and factoring companies.
Omsk has a stable image of an investment-attractive city. Organizations of the city of Omsk carry out foreign trade relations with more than 60 countries of the world. The most active trading partners are Spain, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus.
The city is gradually acquiring the features of a major regional and international business center with strong hospitality traditions and a developed tourism infrastructure. From year to year the city receives more and more guests, the number of both tourist and business visits is growing, which in turn stimulates the development of the hotel business.
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Omsk is a major scientific and educational center. More than 40 organizations, the Omsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are engaged in the implementation of scientific developments and research. Higher education is represented by more than 20 universities, which are famous for the high level of training of specialists in various fields of activity. Omsk Higher School is traditionally considered one of the best in Russia, because people come here to study from all over Russia, as well as from other countries.
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A student of gymnasium No. 75
The cultural potential of Omsk is high. Omsk residents and guests of our city always have the opportunity to lead a rich cultural life, staying up to date with current trends and trends in music, art, literature, and fashion. This is facilitated by city libraries, museums, theaters, the Philharmonic Society, and leisure centers.
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Omsk State Academic Drama Theater
The city’s sporting life is also rich. Every year Omsk hosts the Siberian International Marathon, a comprehensive city sports day. Omsk athletes such as wrestler Alexander Pushnitsa, swimmer Roman Sludnov, boxer Alexei Tishchenko, gymnast Irina Chashchina, shooter Dmitry Lykin are known all over the world.