L.A.D.Y. (Leading And Developing Youth) Inc University™ Early Education Center is an extension of L.I.U.'s services, licensed in June 2012. Founded by Owner/Executive Director, Ms. Angelique Sharpe with a mission to set the bar high for providing elite child care and training services in the greater Milwaukee Area. Birthed out of need in response to the continuing erosion of Early Childhood Education, disproportionate numbers of reported preventable injuries to children, and deaths of infants and children who reside in the care of under-developed child care facilities in the Milwaukee area, Ms. Sharpe created LADY Inc University (L.I.U.) to create a prototype and model for high quality, safe child care services.
Our main focus is to provide care of children and youth regardless of income, age, race, religion, disability, size, gender, or sexual orientation. Our secondary intent is to transform the understanding of the importance of high quality Child & Youth Care and how it serves as the foundation of their education, & has a direct impact on their readiness to perform in a traditional public or private school setting, and their preparedness to successfully transition into adulthood. Additionally, our center is culturally diverse and we encourage and foster healthy race relations in early childhood education and in the community.
L.A.D.Y. Inc University is located in a recently purchased and converted home that is used both for living and for the family child care which gives children an “at home” like experience while in our care. L.I.U. offers child & youth care services for children and youth between the ages of six (6) weeks to twelve years (12). L.I.U. is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The children are exposed to a wide range of activities including: Health & Physical Development, Social and Emotional Development, Language Development & Communication, and Cultural Diversity Programming. We provide their care and enhance their learning by using age, and developmentally appropriate activities and approaches in their individual and group learning. L.I.U.’s services are priced at an affordable rate and we work with our clients’ budgets. All services are offered by experienced and well trained staff.
L.A.D.Y. Inc University’s Vision:
Our Vision is that we will instill in Children and Youth of all backgrounds, nationalites, and cultures, a love for learning, and community at a very early age, motivate families to embrace their role as the primary caregiver and educator in their children’s lives, and inspire the broader community to serve as investors in the future of our youth.
The Montessori preschool classroom is literally a "living room" for children and youth. Children & youth choose their work from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves, and they work in specific work areas. Over a period of time, the children develop into a "normalized community," working with high concentration and few interruptions. Normalization is the process whereby a child moves from being undisciplined to self-disciplined, from disordered to ordered, from distracted to focused, through work in the environment. The process occurs though repeated work with materials that captivate the child's attention. For some children this inner change may take place quite suddenly, leading to deep concentration. In the Montessori preschool, academic competency is a means to an end, and the manipulatives are viewed as "materials for development."
In the Montessori preschool environment, five distinct areas constitute the prepared environment:
Montessori education offers our children & youth opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.
$190.00 per week AGES 0-2
$175.00 per week AGES 2-3
$165.00 per week AGES 4-5
$155.00 per week AGES 6+
Children Less than 2 years of age......................................$5.43hr
Children 2-3 years of age.....................................................$5.00hr
Children 4-5 years of age.....................................................$4.71hr
Children 6-12 years of age...................................................$4.43hr
Co-Payment (for those receiving WI shares)....................$25/month
Part-time care (less than 30 hours/week) $50.00 per day or $35.00/half day.
Hourly rate for extra hours or drop-in care $10.00 per hour.
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