As a developmental center, St. Luke is able to excel in the provision of elements critical to the best care and learning environment for infants and children as they progress through each age and staff. One of the resources that our staff uses, and which can be helpful to parents, is the “Milestone Moments,” provided by the Center for Disease Control (click on either link below):
St. Luke Child Development Center uses the “Creative Curriculum,” which rests on a foundation of more than 75 years of scientific research on child development. The Creative Curriculum is based on five fundamental principles: (1) Teacher-child interactions and relationships, (2) Social-emotional competence, (3) Constructive and purposeful play, (4) Interacting with the environment, and (5) Partnerships with families.
Creative Curriculum follows the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines.
This curriculum is designed to provide developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory tools and strategies for teaching students foundational writing skills which they will need for elementary school.
In our infant program we offer both developmentally appropriate equipment and activities for each stage of growth to help build and advance each child’s physical and emotional stages.
In our Pre-K program we use the Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum provides a nurturing, educational and developmentally appropriate framework for our classrooms.
We also provide opportunity for “cultural speakers” from the community, as well as body movement class, music class and computer lab.
Our Latchkey program for elementary school children provides care for children through age 12.
During the school year (September through May) we offer “occasional care.” This drop-in care for our registered Latchkey families is for when schools are closed due to snow days, teacher conference days, and school breaks.
During the summer months, Latchkey children enjoy field trips all over the community, take part in science classes, and participate in the Summer Reading Program through the Omaha Public Library.