The Leap & Bound Way
Safety First, Last & Always
What could be more important than your child’s health and safety? At Leap & Bound Academy, we make that our #1 priority.
Our classrooms and other play areas feature only child-safe and age-appropriate equipment. We regularly clean and sanitize the facility, including the classrooms, equipment, and play area. We serve food fresh and with industry-standard sanitary measures. On the occasion that a child does get sick, we send them home for their protection and the protection of others.
Safety is our #1 priority, so you can trust that our eyes are on the students at all times. Our teachers put away their personal belongings at the beginning of the day to avoid distraction. When a teacher’s needs would remove her attention from the students, she requests assistance from another staff member. This way, no child in our care is ever left without proper supervision. All of our staff, including those in the office, are cleared to work with children by the FBI and the California Department of Justice.
Leap & Bound Academy places a high priority on personal hygiene. We consider cleanliness a part of safety, so we emphasize teaching our students to wash their hands properly and regularly. There is a dedicated hand-washing time before and after each meal.
We know that leaving your child in someone else’s care can be the hardest part of your day, so we take every precaution to make our school feel and act like a second home.
Leap & Bound Academy is more than a daycare; our educators are all qualified preschool teachers with at least 12 units of Early Childhood Education training. Leap & Bound Academy is a leading choice for families who are looking for a preschool with a strong academic program. We give our students an upper hand entering grade school by teaching math and language at an early age: Our 4-year-old classes learn from a Kindergarten workbook, and our Kindergarten classes use a 1st grade book. Our curriculum also includes science, art, and music, with a focus on vocabulary and communication skills. All lessons are from our fun-based learning philosophy that really engages with the students. Our motto is “Safe, fun, learn!”
Diversity and Equality
The South Bay is home to a stunningly diverse population. Leap & Bound Academy is dedicated to serving the diverse community that surrounds us. This is reflected in what you see walking in: We don’t just cater to one type of student. In the spirit of inclusion that inspired us to create a continuous program across 4 years of age, we also welcome students of any gender, ethnic background, religious community, or disability. Our staff is trained to enforce this policy, practicing acceptance in active ways. For example, we keep a record of every student’s dietary and sensory needs. In the spirit of the great American “melting pot”, we serve these needs all mixed up in the same classes. Our support of diversity is also reflected in our staff. Visit the “Staff” page to learn more.
At Leap & Bound, we believe that individual attention is vital. That’s because every child is a unique person with individual needs. We make sure to get to know everyone who comes into our school on a personal level. Leap & Bound Academy is dedicated to maintaining each student’s diet, and we also do our best to serve any special needs.
Nutrition is one of the most important parts of staying healthy, especially in a child’s formative years. Chef José– our in-house chef– serves homemade, hot lunches every day. Fruits and vegetables are picked ripe from our facility’s own garden whenever they’re in season, and sometimes food is prepared right in the classroom! We provide balanced, nutritious meals and snacks, and encourage our students to make healthy choices and to try new foods. We serve lots of protein, whole grains, and no fried foods. In consideration of the most common allergies, our school is 100% peanut- and tree nut-free. We offer lactose-free milk and cheese, and a vegetarian option for each meal. We will do our best to accommodate your child’s dietary needs.
For more info about our educational philosophy, visit the "programs" page.