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Small-Group Projects

Our program provides large group, small group and individual activities with a mixture of teacher directed and child chosen activities. Instruction is based on children’s individual needs, interests, strengths and learning styles. Topics of study are theme based and based on the interests of the children as well. Our developmental appropriate activities and materials help the students make sense of the world around them through a playful, challenging and rewarding program.

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Child Assessment

To assess children’s development and growth, we use the creative curriculum “GOLD” Assessment. Assessment is an integral part of the program and guides the work we do with each child. Each lead teacher and much of the support staff have been trained and participate in ongoing training in the use and implementation of the Creative Curriculum. The purposes of assessment are 1) to identify the needs, interests, skills and abilities of the children enrolled. 2) to compare the developmental progress of the child to the Developmental Continuum ( Creative Curriculum) 3) to use the information gathered to share with the parents and to inform the curriculum and preparation of the learning environment.

As much as possible assessment information is gathered in a naturalistic (classroom) environment and on demand testing is reserved for limited usage. The assessment tool utilized is the Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum(which assures continuity between classroom curriculum and assessment). Our Assessment process is multifaceted and includes: the individual Child Profile (checklist) and Child Progress and Planning Report, individual portfolio notebooks and journals hold sample work, photos and observations of each child; anecdotal records and other teacher created and Creative Curriculum assessment forms. The portfolios and journals are readily available in the classrooms for parents to view at any time. Anecdotal records, teacher notes and the Developmental Continuum forms are secured to protect the privacy of the family. These records are only available to the Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Director and parents. All assessment information is shared and discussed with parents during conferences in January and May when the family is offered the opportunity to also contribute comments and observations and individualized goals are established. Any parent interested in seeing copies of the Developmental continuum and Child Progress and Planning Report may do so by requesting a copy from the Director. If there are concerns about the form or technique used for Child Assessment please contact the Director. In the event of Special Needs Issues, modifications to the assessment techniques may be implemented in order to best meet the needs of the individual child.​

Build Your Child’s Confidence

Build Your Child’s Confidence

Self-confidence comes from a sense of competence. To put it simply, children develop confidence not because their family or friends praise but because of their positive and realistic perception of their own abilities. This arises out of achievements, no matter how big or small.

According to studies, kids who lack confidence will be reluctant to try or face new challenging things because they’re scared to fail or disappoint others. This ripples later in their life and may prevent them from having a successful career.

Thus, A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center, your trusted preschool in Toledo, Ohio brings you 4 small ways to build confidence in your kids.

  1. Appreciate their effort, win or lose
    It is a good headstart to appreciate their effort no matter they win or lose. However, you should be realistic in your praise. This means that if they fail at something or show no talent at a particular skill, praise the effort but do not unrealistically praise the results. This should come with reassuring them of themselves and encouraging them to consistently practice.
  2. Make time for playtime
    The bonds you share with your kids were often built during this important time together. Giving your full attention during playtime shows them that they are valuable and worth your time.
  3. Provide them with small jobs
    By trusting them with small jobs like doing some household chores can build their confidence. Consider their interests and entrust them jobs that let them feel useful and successful. Remember, they feel confident in accomplishing tasks.
  4. Teach resilience
    One of the most important things in child care includes teaching them resilience and how they can treat these hurdles in life as learning opportunities. Remember, learning from mistakes builds confidence.

Do you need daycare in Ohio? Call us at 419-244-5348.

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