About LeaRN Lily
LeaRN Lily is a groundbreaking facility in Williamsburg for babies and children age 6 weeks to 6 years.
LeaRN Lily was founded by RNs with the belief that all children need social interaction and all parents need the opportunity to go to work. Not all children receive the gift of good health, and some are challenged with issues that result in hospital stays and being unable to attend a regular daycare during their recovery period.
We are fully insured as a medical daycare, and open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We are enrolled in the Virginia Quality initiative.
The main learning areas are divided into:
Arts & Crafts
Motor Skills and Building
Science & Nature
Schoolwork & curriculum
We operate a state-of-the-art camera system operated by Watch-Me-Grow, so that you can watch your baby sleep or your child play from your smartphone!
We employ and support a teaching staff with the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse needs and interests.
Our teaching staff have educational qualifications and specialized knowledge about young children and early childhood development. We make provisions for ongoing staff development, including orientations for new staff and opportunities for continuing education.
Director has bachelor's degree—specialist pediatric nurse with 30 years' experience as RN in pediatrics.
Pre-K teacher is licensed nurse with 10 years' pediatric experience.
Infant room manager has 20 years' experience as an ER RN.
Twos and Toddlers are each led by energetic and experienced teachers.
All staff are required to have first aid and CPR training.
All staff are trained in child abuse and neglect.
All staff are required to complete 24 hours training annually.
We establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child’s family to foster children’s development in all settings. These relationships are sensitive to family composition, language, and culture. To support children’s optimal learning and development, programs need to establish relationships with families based on mutual trust and respect, involve families in their children’s educational growth, and encourage families to fully participate in the program.
All families are welcome and encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the program. Teachers and staff will talk with families about their family structure and their views on childrearing and use that information to adapt the curriculum and teaching methods to the families served.
The program uses a variety of strategies to communicate with families, including family conferences, new family orientations, and individual conversations.
Our program promotes positive relationships among all children and adults. It encourages each child’s sense of individual worth and belonging as part of a community and fosters each child’s ability to contribute as a responsible community member.
Warm, sensitive, and responsive relationships help children feel secure. The safe and secure environments built by positive relationships help children thrive physically, benefit from learning experiences, and cooperate and get along with others.
The program establishes relationships with and uses the resources of the children’s communities to support the achievement of program goals. Relationships with agencies and institutions in the community can help a program achieve its goals and connect families with resources that support children’s healthy development and learning.
Our program connects with and uses resources in the community by inviting speakers and representatives from community programs, such as musical performers and local artists, are invited to share their interests and talents with the children.
The staff develop professional relationships with community agencies and organizations that further the program’s capacity to meet the needs and interests of children and families.
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