Lakewood’s vision for all scholars of differing abilities is:
Developing scholars who are prepared to engage and thrive in all academic and social environments and circumstances.
Lakewood is a Title 1 early childhood school located in Baltimore City, Maryland. Lakewood is a unique school that serves the community as well as east side of the city for scholars who need additional supports. We are the only school in Baltimore City to have a unique population of typical and atypical early learning scholars.
Lakewood seeks to provide many social and academic experiences for scholars aged 4 to 6. Supporting each child where they are developmentally and providing them with the tools, strategies, and solid pre-academic base necessary to live a fulfilling, productive life.
Lakewood’s curriculum is Tools of the Mind, a research-based play curriculum that is infused with pre-academic and academic content. Lakewood strives to meet each child where they are developmentally and scaffold learning activities to challenge each child at their individual level, which in turn builds and fosters scholars' social-emotional and self-regulatory skills needed to be successful in life.
LET'S GROW HALF-DAY (2.5 hours, 5 days a week)
3- and 4-year-olds who are too young for pre-k (4 after September 1)
Children with and without IEPs work together, learning in a language-rich environment with teaching strategies designed to help them meet developmental milestones. The curriculum focuses on social skills and developmentally appropriate skills of concentration, coordination, and independence.
EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (ELE)
(2.3 hours, 5 days per week)
(Full day, 5 days per week)
Children with developmental delays who need more intensive specialized instruction learn in a separate classroom for most of the day. It is a highly structured, routines-based classroom that uses a multi-sensory approach to learning and gives children many opportunities to practice new skills.
PARTNERS PROGRAM (Full day, 5 days a week)
This program offers a full-inclusion, general education setting for pre-kindergarten children identified with disabilities who show emerging social, communication, and academic skills. Students participate in a general education classroom for most of the day and receive additional support for part of the day through a special education co-teaching model. Children with and without IEPs receive grade-appropriate instruction in a highly structured, routines-based classroom that uses visual and sensory supports.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN (Full day, 5 days a week)
Age 4 by September 1 of the school year
General education classrooms focused on academic, social-emotional learning, communication, and learning skills needed for life-long learning.