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LCA Preschool



About Our Program

LCA Preschool is a morning program that serves children 2.9 - 5+ years.

Programming offered:
Pre-K: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm

Laura's Center for the Arts Preschool offers families a traditional Preschool program enriched with a special focus on the Arts. The program's curriculum centers on a child's creative process as a means of self-expression and discovery and the Arts are incorporated into themes to encourage children to grow cognitively, socially, and physically. The Arts are promoted through a daily art lesson as well as large and small group dramatic play.  HighScope research based assessment tools and curriculum are incorporated to address all developmental areas and support young children’s active learning. Children are given an opportunity to explore different mediums and engage in dramatic play experiences in the classroom. 

"You will be hard pressed to find a school as considerate and attentive to a families' special needs as the LCA school. My son had terrible separation anxiety and the teachers have been so helpful by taking special steps to make him feel comfortable, having flexibility with his schedule, and updating me on the details of his day with every pickup! They have been so understanding and really worked with us on our special needs - both child and parent! They have been a great partner in my son's education, and I will always be so grateful for that!"

 - Parent of an LCA Preschooler

Three Day Schedule Opportunities: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Monday - Wednesday
Wednesday - Friday

Families can “Pack your own Lunch Bunch“ which is included in tuition fees. Drinks and daily snacks are provided by LCA Preschool. 

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Meet Our Educators

Layni Loumiotis-HookLayni Loumiotis-Hook has a Master’s Degree in Education.  She completed her student teaching and worked in the Barnstable Public Schools for five years before joining the staff at the South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center as a Preschool Teacher, then as the Senior Lead Preschool Teacher.  Children receive the best individual education with Layni’s experience and knowledge through interest centers and child-centered themes. 

Jill NihillJill Nihill graduated from Becker College with a degree in Occupation Therapy.  She worked for many years as an occupational therapy assistant before beginning her career as a preschool teacher for the South Shore YMCA.  Jill brings her training in occupational therapy and specialization in Handwriting without Tears to Laura’s Center for the Arts Preschool.  Jill lives in Marshfield with her husband, two children and labradoodle, Poppy.     

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