AISD Learn 'N Playday Preschool

  • Welcome to the Learn 'N Playday home page!!!  Any information you are looking for should be found on this page, however, you can always e-mail us or call and leave a voicemail to ask more detailed questions.  We currently have openings for our 2020-2021 school year, but if a class that you are looking for is full, we can still add you to that waiting list.  We would love to have you as a part of our Learn 'N Playday program, so please let us know if we can help you in any way. Our waiting list for the 2021-2022 school year began on November 1st.  Everyone is placed on the waiting list in order of the date of their e-mail or phone call.  Please e-mail your child's name, birthdate, parent/s name, e-mail/s and best phone number with class preference....T/Th or MWF for 3's and T/Th, MWF or M-F for 4's.  

    Learn 'N Playday is Located at Anderson Elementary School
    305 N. Alder Drive • Allen Texas 75002
    972-396-6932 • Email: learnnplay@allenisd.org

    As of 11/13/2020 we have not had any cases of Covid-19 at Learn 'N Playday or at Anderson Elementary.

    REMEMBER.....No child can begin school without an updated immunization record on file at LNP. Please e-mail the shot records to learnnplay@allenisd.org before your child attends LNP.  

    With Learn 'N Playday being a part of the Allen ISD school district, we will be taking on much of the same safety features as required by the state of Texas.  We will be making changes to make sure we are doing our best to keep our students, teachers and families as safe as possible.  We will require more hand washing, daily cleaning of toys and classroom items, spraying the playground after every usage, providing hand sanitizer in each classroom, outdoor carpool drop off and pick up, limit classroom changes by keeping kids in same classroom for music, we will limit time in lines and social distance as best as possible.  There will be no more than 16 students in our 3's classes and 20 students in our 4's classes.  Masks will not be required for our students, but can be worn.  Our LNP staff will be wearing masks, some shields and smocks and both our teachers and students will be required to have changes of clothing.  Each student will keep everything in their own cubbies or backpacks and we will be giving LNP students their own art supply box to keep at school, labeled for just them to use this school year.

    Please visit the Allen ISD website for more information at http://www.allenisd.org "Back to School 2020"

    NOTICE: The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Allen ISD’s Safe Return to School plans will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus, especially in Allen and Collin County.

    Thank you!!

    Mrs. Denise and the whole LNP Team 

               

    LNP Team 2020     LNP Team 2020     LNP Mask

                      

    Our curriculum at Learn 'N Playday encompasses all aspects of a child's development. The best way to teach children is to build on play and their natural learning styles. Play is a child's work! Teaching through play allows a child to be curious, enthusiastic, and interested in what is being taught each day.  Our teachers use thematic teaching as a means to teach your child something new and exciting each week. Classroom activities are then focused around this theme, which makes learning fun, enjoyable, and concepts easier to understand.

    Our program teaches to the ages of 3-5. The school day is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with two teachers in each classroom. We have a 16:2 child to teacher ratio in our 3's classes and a 20:2 in our 4's classes.  The children attend music class for 30 minutes daily and go to recess for 30 minutes on either the elementary school playground or the gym on cold or rainy days. LNP goes on three field trips a year and buses are used as our method of transportation. We offer T/Th, MWF and M-F (4s only) options for classes.

    Learn 'N Playday offers so much advantage to your pre-schooler by being located within one of our Allen ISD elementary schools.  The children are able to get acclimated with an elementarty school, the playground, carpool, hallway bathrooms and seeing "big" kids in the hallways. This helps the transitition to Kindergarten go much more smoothly.  We follow the Allen ISD calendar, so your kids will have the same days off and start and end dates as their older siblings; making it much more convenient for a parent to have one school schedule to keep up with.

    If you would like to contact our program for more information, please E-MAIL learnNplay@allenisd.org or call 972-396-6932. Phone messages will be returned by end of next business day.

    Our 3's waiting list will begin on November 1st for parents wanting to enroll their 3-year-olds in the 2021/2022 school year. Please send an e-mail to learnNplay@allenisd.org to get added to the list. Please include your child's name, date of birth, parent's name, phone number and e-mail address with your class preference:  2 days, 3 days or 5 days (4s only).

    LNP is currently located at Anderson Elementary School
    305 N. Alder Drive • Allen Texas 75002
    972-396-6932 • Email: learnnplay@allenisd.org

     

    Map to Anderson Elementary


  • Program Schedule

    Learn 'N Playday began serving the children from the Allen community in 1987 as part of AISD Community Services. The program is open to children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1 and reside in the Allen school district. We offer a tuition-based program for two, three and five days as follows:

     

    Three-Year-Old Class Options

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Tuesday, Thursday

     

    Four-Year-Old Class Options

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Tuesday, Thursday

    Monday - Friday

     

    Program Times

    All classes run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and we follow the AISD school calendar. Each 4-year-old class has 20 children; 3-year-old classes have 16 children. There are two co-teachers per class.

    Curriculum and Philosophy

    Our curriculum at Learn 'N Playday encompasses all aspects of a child's development. The best way to teach children is to build on play and their natural learning styles. Play is a child's work! Teaching through play allows a child to be curious, enthusiastic, and interested in what is being taught each day.  Our teachers use thematic teaching as a means to teach your child something new and exciting each week. Classroom activities are then focused around this theme, which makes learning fun, enjoyable, and concepts easier to understand.

    Children need the freedom to experiment, explore, try things out, and to make choices. To help foster this, each classroom is divided into at least 10 different learning centers, each one focusing on different skills and interests. All of these centers teach skills that the children will eventually need to enter kindergarten and beyond. Centers include Technology (ipads, SMARTboard, computers), Literacy, Math 'N Manipulatives, Science, Blocks and Building, Library, Writing, Home Living, Discovery, Water, and Creative Art.

    We use the Frog Street Press Literacy Curriculum in all of our classrooms which focuses on sequenced instruction for phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, vocabulary, and written expression. This is enhanced by our teacher-developed curriculum.

    We also incorporate STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) throughout our curriculum. STEM is a world of intellectual learning. In this way of thinking our students learn through hands-on experiences. By integrating learning by practice into the daily classroom activities, students are introduced to a new way of learning.

    The Importance of PLAY: There are no greater natural scientists and engineers than young children. Inquisitive learners learn STEM concepts through PLAY. Our early childhood environment provides the structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore the world around them.

    Our program utilizes the First Strokes Writing Program. This teaches a multi-sensory way of learning proper writing strokes and pencil grip. We focus on activities to develop fine motor skills to strengthen your preschooler's grasp which leads to successful handwriting skills.

    Our curriculum incorporates goals from the Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines as established by the Texas Education Agency. These guidelines include goals in the following areas: Language and Early Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health and Safety, Personal and Social Development, Physical Development, and Technology. While working towards these goals, we know that your child will be able to blossom emotionally and intellectually in a loving and nurturing environment; an environment that promotes socialization develops self-help skills and encourages emotional and cognitive development. When we use the above-mentioned guidelines, children will become independent learners who are excited about learning. They will have a strong foundation, confidence in their abilities, and lifelong skills that will help them continue to learn and flourish.

    Learn more about our curriculum and philosophy here: Curriculum and Philosophy 

Last Modified on November 16, 2020