alpha & omega Learning Center

Now Enrolling for our Fall VPK Program and our Pre-k 3’s program.  some FREE programs are available  for our VPK program. Please call for more information! 727-725-5465 or visit us on Facebook here!

Our Philosophy

Alpha & Omega Learning Center was founded on and remains devoted to, the ideal that a happy child is one who is given respect as a unique human being and is allowed to fulfill his or her needs to play, investigate and be his or herself. A happy child is more open to learning than a child who is unhappy, tense or fearful.


We consider it our calling and responsibility to foster each child's capacity for learning, to help him or her grow morally, spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe in individualizing each child's school experience to whatever extent is possible for the fullest development of his or her potential. It is our belief that school should be interesting and even exciting. We believe that each child's work and behavior should be evaluated in terms of his or her own inherent capacity rather than through comparison with others. Cooperation is more valuable than comparison. Our goal is to provide a relaxed, but stimulating atmosphere, where each child feels acceptance and encouragement in the achievement of success through the exercise of responsible choices.  

a happy child is one who is given respect

...as a unique human being and is allowed to fulfill his or her needs to play, investigate and be his or herself.

for parents

Greetings to our parents from Pastor John Armstrong!


Children, youth and healthy families are the heartbeat of Harbor Life Church. At Alpha & Omega, our desire as a learning center is not just to be a safe place that holds your children while you are working. We are a learning environment- a place where minds and hearts are molded together to be better students and citizens in our community.


Yes, we are a church and I am a minister. However, our purpose as a learning center is not to promote church or doctrine. Our heart is to help your children develop in morals and ethical standards. These morals and standards are:


  • GRATITUDE
  • SHARING AND KINDNESS
  • CARING
  • CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS
  • LOVE
  • PATIENCE
  • INTEGRITY
  • HONESTY
  • DEPENDABILITY
  • FRIENDSHIP


Your children are of great value. Their honesty, thoughts and childlike wisdom are precious to all of us. They are like the raw materials we mine from the earth. They have to be prepared to become a finished product. The rubble and dirt have to be mined away. There is a polishing process, and the finished product becomes a jewel of much worth. Our goal is to partner with you as parents to find the gold and wealth that your children's lives have to offer this world.  


You have the right as parents to want the best for your children. This refining process calls for all of us to do all we can to prepare them to one day become the refiners.  I look forward to hopefully meeting each of you in the days to come. Thank you for considering Alpha & Omega Learning Center as your child's early childhood provider.  


goals

OUR GOALS FOR ALL CHILDREN HERE AT ALPHA & OMEGA ARE:


  • GETTING STUDENTS OFF TO A GOOD START BY HELPING THEM TO DEVELOP THE FOUNDATIONS OF SELF-ESTEEM, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND OUTLOOKS THEY WILL NEED TO PROSPER IN EDUCATION AND IN LIFE.
  • ENCOURAGE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSERTIVENESS BY PROVIDING A DYNAMIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO ASSUME AN ACTIVE ROLL IN THEIR OWN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.
  • TEACHING THE CHILD AS A WHOLE BY PROVIDING A HOLISTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT HELPS STUDENTS TO BECOME WORTHY, WELL ROUNDED HUMAN BEINGS, DEVELOPING INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES ALONG WITH STRENGTHS OF CHARACTER AND SOUND VALUES.
  • NURTURING THE CHILD BY PROVIDING THE INSTRUCTION THAT IS DEMANDING, YET SUPPORTIVE TO THE UNIQUE STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES AND NEEDS OF EACH CHILD.
  • CREATING A HEALTHY AND DIVERSE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING A CARING AND CORDIAL ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL FAMILY (STUDENTS, STAFF AND PARENTS), RESPECT, ENJOY AND SEEK TO HELP ONE ANOTHER.
  • DEVELOPING CULTURAL AWARENESS BY HELPING CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THEIR OWN CULTURE AND HERITAGE, AS WELL AS OTHER CULTURES OF THE WORLD.
  • PREPARING FOR TOMORROW TODAY BY EXPOSING CHILDREN TO ENVIRONMENTAL, TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES THAT WILL SHAPE THE WORLD THEY WILL INHERIT AS ADULTS.

curriculum

The curriculum here at Alpha & Omega Learning Center incorporates developmentally appropriate "hands on" activities within a theme based format.


A typical day will include things like:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Time
  • Organized and Free Choice Activities
  • Circle Time and Story Time
  • Music, Song and Dance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math, Science and Discovery
  • Imaginative Play and Problem Solving
  • Computer Experience
  • Language and Literacy Skills
  • Physical Health and Nutrition

For our four and five year old children we will have one or two field trips per month to local places in the community, these places include: the library, restaurants, parks, grocery stores and the fire station. We will also have special guests such as dentists, doctors, firemen and policemen come to our school to do special presentations for all the children.

programs

Our available student programs are as follows:

  • Pre-School Program- Available for children ages two (2) through four (4). We provide a learning environment for children to develop physical health, social and emotional development, language and literacy skills, along with mathematical and scientific thinking skills. We also teach about the bible and attend chapel once a week.
  • VPK Program- Available for children ages four (4) and five (5); children who will be beginning kindergarten the following school year. We are a state-licensed VPK facility (license # C052776). Our VPK program is administered by experienced educated teachers who will prepare your child to enter kindergarten. The curriculum focuses on physical health, social and emotional development, language and literacy skills, mathematical and scientific thinking skills and social studies. We offer this program for three hours a day 9am-12pm Monday through Friday from August until June.
  • VPK Wrap-Around Program- Available for children ages four (4) and five (5) who are enrolled in our VPK program. This program is an additional cost of $100.00/per week. It allows the child to be at the center all day between the hours of 7am and 6pm. In this program VPK curriculum is extended and your child will continue to learn all day long. This program is not required, but will be most beneficial to all VPK children.
  • School Age Before and After Program- Available for children attending any of the following Elementary schools: McMullen Booth Elementary, Leila Davis Elementary, Curlew Creek Elementary, Oldsmar Elementary and Forest Lakes Elementary. We provide care for children before and after school and also provide transportation to and from schools. We also provide full day care during holidays and when the schools are closed for professional days.
  • Summer Program- Available for children ages five (5) through eleven (11). We offer planned curriculum for your child that includes group games, arts and crafts, field trips and indoor and outdoor play.


Please contact the center at 727-725-5465 with questions regarding any of our programs listed above.

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