We believe preschool curriculum should emerge from the interests of the child. For this reason, our teachers spend time observing and interacting with children, making note of the interests that are being expressed in their play and activities, and then planning the environment and activities based on these interests.
Through the use of The Creative Curriculum our teachers are able to design a classroom environment where the children form warm relationships with teachers and caregivers, and feel comfortable to explore their environment and make new discoveries.
Young children learn best by doing. Children learn through active exploration of their environment. Our teachers plan learning centers consisting of drama, blocks, art, science, table activities, sensory experiences, music and literature. Each learning center is designed to provide developmentally appropriate activities for children.
We value each child as an individual and embrace his/her unique contributions to the classroom community. By doing so, we inspire in them a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Our Preschool curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
A SAMPLE DAY OF BEING A PRESCHOOLER AT OUR CENTER
6:30- 8:00 Arrival, Self-Directed Play
8:30- 8:45 Snack Time
8:45- 9:45 Circle time, Language Arts
9:45-10:00 Art/ Science
10:00-10:30 Indoor/Outdoor play
10:30-11:00 Music/Prepare for lunch
11:00-11:30 Lunch Time
11:30-12:15 Clean-up/Prepare for nap
11:35-11:45 Clean-up, Prepare for Lunch
12:15-12:30 Clean-up Prepare for Nap
12:30- 2:30 Naptime
2:30-3:00 Wake-up/Prepare for snack
3:30-4:00 Indoor/Outdoor Play
4:00- 4:45 Art/Music/Dramatic Play
4:45- 5:30 Clean-up, Self-Directed Play
5:30- 6:00 Self-Directed Play, Prepare for Departure