Educate

Supporting educational needs with income-based programs and family-focused care

Income-Based Preschools

Early childhood education is a critical community need. Our preschool programs prepare children for kindergarten. 

Our creative, play-based curriculum encourages children to learn through hands-on, interactive exploration. Our teachers have degrees in child development or education, and they partner with parents to help meet the individual needs of each child.

Enrichment

Life360 Community Services offers weekly enrichment activities along with our afterschool super snacks. We meet our school partners’ needs by investing in their educational vision, and our research led us to design the activities.

Camp Fairbanks

Many at-risk youth are unable to attend summer school or summer programs due to behavioral, financial, or family reasons. These students can lose educational momentum over the summer months, resulting in what educators call summer learning loss or the summer slump. Life360 Community Services offers a high-energy, fast-paced summer day camp for kids ages 5 to 12. 

In 2017, the positive impacts were obvious:

  • 92 percent of students qualified for state subsidy
  • 40 percent had no other summer program options
  • 100 percent of students avoided summer learning loss
  • 75 percent advanced one grade level in reading

Income-Based Preschool

Early childhood education is often identified as a critical community need. Our preschool programs prepare children for kindergarten. 

Our creative, play-based curriculum encourages children to learn through hands-on, interactive exploration. Our lead teachers have degrees in child development or education, and they partner with parents to help meet the individual needs of each child.

Preschool locations:

Partnering with Lighthouse Child and Family Development Center, we offer quality care and education with a focus on strengthening families through community collaboration.

State subsidies and scholarships help pay for early childhood education when parents can’t afford it.

Caring for the Whole Family

Each town with a Life360 Community Services preschool has a family support coordinator who takes a holistic approach to help the entire family. 

The family support coordinator helps identify a variety of problems affecting a family’s ability to succeed and includes the following:

  • unreliable transportation
  • inadequate housing
  • interpersonal problems

With solutions found every step of the way, this is a great opportunity for preschool students to learn the ABC’s and also learn how to overcome difficulties by observing how staff works with the parents to improve the family dynamics. These interactions help prepare children to navigate through life successfully.

Camp Battles the Summer Slump

Many at-risk youth cannot attend summer school or other local summer programs because of behavioral, financial or family reasons. These students can lose educational momentum over the summer months, resulting in what educators call summer learning loss or the summer slump. Life360 Community Services offers a high-energy, fast-paced summer day camp for kids ages 5 to 12.

Every week includes swimming, field trips, storytelling, science experiments, music and much more. The students are given an opportunity to experience an action-packed summer while academically making great strides academically.

In 2017, the positive impact was obvious:

  • 92 percent of students qualified for state subsidy
  • 40 percent had no other summer program options
  • 100 percent of students avoided summer learning loss
  • 75 percent advanced one grade level in reading