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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.​

Calming Down the Kindergarten Jitters

Calming Down the Kindergarten Jitters

Your child might feel nervous or anxious about the first day of school. At A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center, we’ve seen kindergarten children jitter on school openings. If you have enrolled your little one at our preschool in Toledo, Ohio, here are some tips to calm your jittered child down:

  • Connect school to home. Our daycare in Ohio offers facility tours before the term starts. Bring your child with you!
  • Downplay the event. Your child may feel pressure from their first day in kindergarten. Don’t create too much of a fuss because that will only make your child feel more nervous.
  • Read books about school together. Introduce them to characters who share similar experiences as them. Knowing that someone can relate to them will help ease their nerves. This practice also gives your child a headstart in their reading and comprehension skills.
  • Minimize your anxiety. You may feel anxious to see your child upset and worried about how the day will go. But remember that your child will adjust to a new environment given enough time.

If you’re looking for quality child care, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help your children reach greater heights. Let’s work together to pave the way to a brighter future for them. Call us at 419-244-5348 today.

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