Little People’s Landing was started by Terry and Gary Oman in 1982. The first school, sits on the corner of Chatfield and Wadsworth. LPL was the first child care company in Colorado to open a licensed infant/toddler center, and was considered the prototype for future infant toddler centers.

We believe that the pre-school experience prepares children academically, emotionally, and socially for elementary school. Additionally, we believe play is a vital element in a child’s learning experience. It is a medium for self-expression and an excellent time to develop their individual thinking processes. The giant fish tanks, portholes and a nautical themed décor, provide a dynamic setting for children to learn how to build their interpersonal skills.

Fun & Constructive Environment

Our Philosophy
A child takes in more information between the ages of one to six than they do the remainder of their life. We know these formative years are critical to the development of your child’s creative talents, positive self-esteem, and enthusiasm for learning. Little People’s Landing provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to grow and develop character.

Our History
LPL was established in 1982 as a Colorado Corporation headquartered in Littleton, Colorado. We are in business to serve children (as all child care providers are) however, we developed LPL to serve all of the family members as well as the individual child. We believe that families deserve programs that allow them to spend quality time with their children when they have the opportunity. Our programs and company structure are designed to maximize that concept. Family events like Christmas Programs, Family Luau and BBQ, Halloween Carnivals, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Ice Cream Social, Thanksgiving Feast, and more help to celebrate the importance of family. Services, like in school haircutting, portraits, Stretch-N-Grow exercise program, and swimming/dance/sports lessons, are offered so parents can spend more quality time with family. Services, like our Saturday night babysitting (Parent’s Night Out) and All Day Shop (at Christmas time), give parent’s the opportunity for adult time while leaving their child in the care of professional caregivers.
Special events, such as skiing, camping, rodeo, circus, fishing, Disney on Ice, rocket day, New Years Eve party, and a Rockies baseball game, allow the child to experience these activities if their parents are not inclined to take them to these types of events.

Our Teachers

Staffed by a team of professionals with decades of early learning educational experience, Little People’s Landing Centers are more than just day care. We pride ourselves on our highly trained staff and ensure that each teacher receives monthly training to stay abreast of the latest developments in early childhood education. This allows us to better meet the needs of the kids we care for, as well as to provide a better, cleaner, happier, and safer environment.

Training

Training

All Teachers, Directors, Assistant Directors, Drivers, and Infant Nursery staff are trained in First Aid, CPR and Universal Precautions and must maintain certification.

All employees receive mandatory safety training when hired including: Child Safety and Play Ground Rules, Colorado Rules and Regulations, Child Discipline, and Hazardous Materials. Additional safety training is required as part of our ongoing monthly training, and ongoing training modules.

Each school has key employees trained and certified in administering medicines. This requires a 4 hour class with our visiting nurse who oversees ongoing training for new medications or changes in existing medications.
Background Checks

Background Checks

All employees are subject to background checks (CBI, FBI, and/or Central Registry) as a condition of employment with LPL. Employees are also flagged so we are notified in the event they are arrested while employed with us. This means the employee is checked for any past issues, and we are also notified should they have any future issues.
Testing

Testing

LPL has a zero tolerance drug policy for staff. Therefore, LPL may conduct random or reasonable suspicion drug tests of any/all employees at any time. If it is confirmed that an employee worked for LPL with any measurable amount of an un-prescribed drug, alcohol, or illegal drug in the employee's body, the employee's employment with LPL will be terminated immediately. If an employee is selected for drug testing but refuses the test, they will be terminated. We do not allow tobacco usage of any kind on our property or in company vehicles, even if children are not present.
Child Discipline

Child Discipline

We do not think of discipline as punishment. Our goal is to help each child develop self control and a sense of respect for themselves and others. We strive to create a child care environment that encourages children to make positive choices. The word DISCIPLINE means TO TEACH. He/she must know what you expect from him/her before he/she can follow your instruction. Effective discipline teaches children behavior that is right for that time and place. Praise and positive reinforcement are our first methods of behavior management of children.

When inappropriate behavior occurs, it is corrected through explanation, redirection and diversionary techniques. Discipline is carried out in a non-threatening, positive manner that is appropriate to the child's level of development. Spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not permitted under any circumstances.

Results

Trained

Certified

Safe

Little People’s Landing is a part of Early Learning Academies, an established network of expanding child care centers located throughout the United States. Early Learning Academies serves children nationwide.