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Programs at OFS Lafayette

The Toddler Room

Trust is the core value of our toddler program, for we believe that it is necessary for the smooth development of the ego.  We encourage our toddlers to develop their independence while creating warm and nurturing relationships with them.  Our Toddler Room features a ratio of 1:4, with two teachers caring for eight children.  

Due to our strong belief in attachment and the young age of the children, we do not offer a half day program with our toddlers.   Children come either 5 or 3 full days.

The 2s Room -- The Dragon Room

Autonomy and verbal skills are the core values of our two year old program.   Two-year-olds are excited and curious about their world, and we help foster that need to explore in this classroom while giving them secure relationships.  There are 12 children and two teachers in the classroom with a ratio of 1:6.  

We offer both half-day and full-day programs in our 2s classrooms.  Half-day spaces are limited.  Priority is given to families needing full-day care.

The Preschool Program

At Old Firehouse School we believe that initiative, language, and thinking skills predict much about each child’s future academic and social development.  We have a ratio of 1:9 in our preschool classrooms.  

We offer both half-day and full-day programs in our preschool program.  Priority is given to families needing full-day care.

The Developmental Kindergarten

This program focuses on providing individual children with the kinds of emotional, physical, and academic skills which bests support them in their ongoing lives.  Our Developmental Kindergarten is geared towards children who would benefit from “the gift of time” by staying an extra year in preschool instead of going onto kindergarten.  Often, the children in the DK have birthdays in the late summer or fall.  We have a ratio of 1:11/12 in this classroom.

We offer both half-day and full-day programs in our DK program.  Priority is given to families needing full-day care.