1716 Oxford Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24015
All of our classrooms are laid out in learning centers and well organized for each child’s individual growth. We utilize over 4000 square feet daily which include; a gymnasium, kitchen, 4 classrooms, 4 offices and 12 restrooms. Currently our enrollment capacity is 49. We hope to expand this number in the near future to increase our number of children Small Steps can enroll. In our Infant & Toddler sector we have two classrooms downstairs that are geared to enhance the children’s self-help skills along with comfortably; these classrooms have materials that are at each child’s eye level and are easily accessible to the children. In addition to having the infant / toddler classrooms set-up in an educational way; we have not shied away from being in a nurturing atmosphere. In the infant classroom we will have no more than 5 children at one time to ensure a small, quant, and safe one to one correspondence for all of our children. The infant classroom will be for children 6 weeks until age 20 months. Our toddler classroom is a little more advanced and is for children age 2 and older. In this classroom there will be no more than 16 children at one time.
The two classrooms upstairs are geared to the preschool children ages 3-5. In these two classrooms the lay-out is more kindergarten style and is an easier way to transition the children to kindergarten. The children are allowed to make choices and be more independent in their selection of activities. In the Pre-K classroom children preparing for kindergarten we will use the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening program (which is used by Roanoke City Public Schools Pre-K programs) to ensure all children enrolled at Small Steps Learning Academy will be ready and fully prepared for kindergarten. In addition to our wonderful classroom set-up and learning areas we have a spacious Gym/ Cafeteria!!