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LVST's Preschool/PreK programs are

designed to keep young minds and bodies active!

We designed this program to get your children active, learning, engaged with sports and socializing with other minis their age! During this program children will engage in learning, sports, teamwork, singing, art and crafts, dancing, yoga and much more! 

We are located at Lehigh Valley Sports Turf

7035 Schantz  Rd Suite #200

Allentown, PA 18106

#toddlers #preschool #prek

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Fall 2021 : August 30th 2021 - June 3rd 2022

Fall 2022 Registration Opens Feb 2022

 

 

Our days are broken down into various activities that are developmentally appropriate for the children enrolled in our program. We ensure that lessons are differentiated to meet the children's individual needs & are tailored to instruct them where they are developmentally but also
scaffold them to reach further goals.

We also POTTY TRAIN! Through songs, literature, & discussion, we help your child transition from pull-ups to underwear by encouraging independence & self-help skills. We assist with the process & will work with you to help your child achieve this milestone!

Our activities vary based on lesson objectives and are either whole group, small group, or individual. We design our program around youth sports and teamwork, as both physical and social-emotional development are just as crucial as academics, particularly at this stage of a child's development. Physical activities promote a healthy lifestyle while teamwork fosters discipline, confidence, accountability & how to resolve conflict.

The children in our program learn how to experience succeed-or-fail situations in a safe, nurturing environment: with every failure comes a lesson, and with every success comes confidence. Our unqiue program will truly ignite whole-child growth & development and instill skills that will be carried for a lifetime.  

We are a state licensed facility and follow all of PA state childcare regulations. See below for more information.

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AGES 3 - 5 YEARS OLD

Learning Days: M ,T,TH,F

Open Play Day: Wednesday

Half Day: 9am-1pm

MONTHLY COST:

1 Day/week: $160 (open play day Wednesdays only)

2 Days/week: $304

3 Days/week: $432

4 Days/week: $544

5 Days/week: $640

Ratio 1:10 

Siblings will receive 10% off. First child will be at full price.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!

AGES 3 - 5 YEARS OLD

Learning Days: M ,T,TH,F

Open Play Day: Wednesday

Extended Hours: 9am-3pm

MONTHLY COST:

1 Day/week: $240 (open play day Wednesdays only)

2 Days/week: $456

3 Days/week: $648

4 Days/week: $816

5 Days/week: $960

Ratio 1:10 

Siblings will receive 10% off. First child will be at full price.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Meet Mrs. Vadala

Hi LVST families! My name is Josette Vadala, and I am the Preschool and PreK Lead Teacher and Managing Director at our amazing facility. I was born and raised in New York City, and I moved to the Bethlehem area after marrying my husband in 2011. We have a spunky, silly, sweet. handsome boy named James & an energetic, protective shepherd/retriever named Thor.

 

I am certified to teach in both PA and NY. I earned my dual Master's in Teaching Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education from Fordham University, my Bachelor's in Psychology from New York University, and I have also earned additional credits to acquire my Special Education certification from St. Joseph's University. I have over 10 years of experience in the early childhood education field, as my passion is to provide young children with equal opportunities to achieve success via differentiated learning that not only respects diverse learning styles but also speaks to the kids’ interests. Adding active and movement components to these domains increases learning potential & sets foundations for future accomplishment. LVST marries all of these areas together.

 

 I am truly honored & excited to be able to dedicate myself to your kiddos' learning and growth!

Meet Ms.Sylvainus

Hey LVST families! My name is Alexa Sylvainus, and I am the Sports Director and Assistant Preschool and PreK Teacher at the Turf. I grew up and currently reside in Nazareth. I attended Syracuse University, where I studied Inclusive Elementary and Special Education with a minor in Mathematics. Some of my favorite memories in college were cheering on Syracuse sports teams in the Carrier Dome, as well as living in New York City while student teaching in some of the most diverse and unique schools in the city. 

 

From a young age, I knew that working with children was my passion. I have over 8 years of experience in early childhood education and having the opportunity to merge my passion for early childhood education and sports at LVST is a dream come true! I believe that every child learns best when they are invited into a positive, fun, and explorative environment that gives them the tools to unlock their full potential to learn. Not only am I committed to providing this environment at LVST, I’m also a firm believer in the power of sports and fitness to develop fundamental confidence and leadership skills from a young age. I’m excited to get to know each individual personality and supply them with the appropriate experiences and tools to grow—the sky’s the limit! 

 

When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, or playing and watching sports. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys and New York Mets fan. I am also very big into fitness and spend much of my spare time weightlifting at the gym. 

 

See ya at The Turf!

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Meet Mrs.Radcliffe

Hello LVST families! My name is Miss Jena and I am so excited to be supporting the social and emotional needs of the children here at the Turf! 

 

I grew up in the Lehigh Valley area and have spent the past 15 years as a public school elementary classroom teacher! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, have been trained in trauma informed practices, and am a certified mindfulness and yoga instructor for people of all ages. Throughout my years in the classroom, I found a passion for mindfulness, yoga, and social emotional learning, which led me to leave the classroom this past June, in order to share these tools and practices with others! 

When I am not out and about teaching, I love spending time with my husband and two boys (ages 5 and 7), playing with my dog Nahla, hiking, exercising, reading, and being in the sunshine! :) 

During our lessons together, the children will be learning personal tools and practices to help focus and pay attention, manage their emotions, understand their thoughts, feel good in their bodies, build self-confidence, and stretch their imaginations!  Mindfulness, simply put, is paying attention to the present moment. Through mindful art projects, music, breathing activities, and yoga, the children will have the opportunity to discover that they are in control of their minds and bodies!

 

I am looking forward to all the fun we are going to have together at the TURF!

 

Forms to bring with you on your child's first day! 

 

If you have any additional questions regarding LVST's Preschool/PreK programs please email Mrs. Vadala

*All participants must register and provide health report to participate*

Emergency Contact Form

Health Form

 

Parent Resources 

What to Bring:

 

Water bottle + Snack + Lunch

Backpack should only contain the following:

Diapers or pull-ups (if applicable)

Change of clothes including socks

                          

Yoga mat (we do have some at the facility, if you do not have one we can provide one).

Art Smock (we do have disposable ones at the facility, if you do not have one we can provide one).

Pencil Box with the following item: (again we have extra at the facility but to stop the spread of germs having your child's individual set would be best).

Crayons​

4ct My first Ticonderoga #2 pencils

Safety Scissors 

4ct Glue sticks


 Please make sure the following items are NOT in your backpack:

 Food – food items that can be dangerous to other children who have food allergies.

 Milk

 Medicine

 Toys /any small items

**Children should come to "pre sport" already fed breakfast with a clean diaper or pull up on. Children should wear athletic clothing and sneakers. Please make sure water bottle, backpacks, jackets, etc. are labeled with your child’s first and last name. Please do not bring any toys from home to "pre sport." Thank you! 

If you need to contact the Department of Human Services (DHS) for any reason:

Northeast Region Office of Child Development & Early Learning
100 Lackawanna Avenue 3rd Floor

Scranton State Office Building 

Scranton, PA 18503

800-222-2108

Or visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/contact/Pages/Regional-Child-Development-Offices.aspx

For information on Chapter 3270 child care regulations, please visit:
https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pacode?file=/secure/pacode/data/055/chapter3270/chap3270toc.html

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does your child have to be potty trained to enter the preschool/preK program?

A: Teachers will help children with potty training!  =) 

 

Q: What is your sickness policy?

A: Children are not permitted to attend LVST if they are exhibiting signs of illness.  These symptoms include (but are not limited to) the following: 

·      Had a fever within the past 24 hours - All children will receive a contactless temperature check prior to entry. If they have a fever they will not be permitted to attend until their fever has subsided for 24 hours. 

·      Have vomited or had severe diarrhea within the past 24 hours

·      Nose has a thick, greenish discharge

·      Violent cough

*If a child vomits at any time while at LVST, he/she will be sent home for the remainder of the day.

Q: May I schedule a tour of the facility?

A: Absolutely  For security purposes tours are not given while the children are in class.  A tour may be scheduled during the week after 3pm. 

Q: Are you requiring masks?

A: No we do not. We will however use them for children's parents that prefer their child to continue to wear them.