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The Creative Curriculum

For Preschool by Teaching Strategies as core curriculum. This is a research based system that allows early childhood educators to develop high-quality programs through the use of a comprehensive collection of resources. Teaching Strategies recently updated this, and we are using the 5th Edition. This integrated curriculum combines and overlaps subject areas, and enhances each other, supports the children exploration, experimentation, creativity, and problem solving. Children are able to practice various social communication skills with peers and responsive adults. They are encouraged to become increasingly independent and self-reliant, resulting in enhanced self-confidence and a positive attitude toward learning.

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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.​

Know your child is in good hands.

Our staff qualifications far exceed the minimum qualifications required by (ODJFS)-Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, our licensing agency. Each classroom has a Lead Teacher and an assistant teacher as needed, assigned to the class and who are the main staff in the classroom throughout the day. The Lead Teacher is ultimately responsible for the classroom and is the first point of contact for parents regarding anything to do with your child or the classroom. All of our staff undergo state and criminal background checks, pre-employment physicals, and references are thoroughly checked. At all times there is at least one person per classroom who is CPR/First Aid Certified – often there are two persons. For more information about any staff member please read our staff information bulletin board. In addition, our staff is dedicated to continuing education experiences. All of our staff is involved with the YWCA Child Care Connections which offer professional training opportunities to child care profesionals who go above and beyond state requirements. We here at A Promising Tomorrow recognize that there are always new things to learn and additional ways to improve the program. This obvious appreciation for the value of education serves to reinforce for children and adults the positive ongoing goals, attitudes, and skills needed for lifelong learning and working with others in a diverse society.

Our Staff

Cheryl Waters

Cheryl Waters Founder, Business and Grant Consultant

As an Early Childhood Educator, I have had the chance to learn about the specific tools that can help young children begin to learn and establish an educational foundation for the rest of their lives. The first years of a person’s life are pivotal to their long-term success. As their teacher, I assist my students with the educational foundation that will support them as they move on to elementary school. I am passionate about my role in my student’s lives and could not have selected a more rewarding career. I love being a teacher! Read More

Darlene Glover

Darlene Glover Operations Manager

I have had the pleasure of being the Operations Director of an outstanding Early Childhood Program. I am responsible for the daily operations of the program. During my time with the company, I have gained a sincere love of all our children’s well-being and their education, beginning from the time the child is born through their fifth year of life. This led me to obtaining my infant/toddler CDA credential in 2010 and my lifelong passion to educate myself on newly developed current practices in Early Childhood Development. Read More

Jasmine Sherer

Jasmine Sherer Administrator/ Lead Teacher

I believe that teaching and administrating her at A Promising Tomorrow LLC is more than just a job… it’s a passion for a career I LOVE!!!!. We provide high-quality child care, education, and work/life solutions, we help families and their children be their best by embracing who they are and creating strategies that help them thrive. I have a passion for helping others and have a commitment to high performance. Read More

Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton Lead Teacher

Lead teacher of the Pink Group at A Promising Tomorrow ECE program, and I am glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this year. I graduated from Owens Early Childhood Education Program in 2011, and The University of Toledo in 2017. I have taught in the Early Childhood Field for over 12 years. I have also taught in TPS Schools for 4.5 years, with special needs and medical fragile students. Read More

Rayshawn Craig

Rayshawn Craig Lead Teacher

In these formative years, stability is vital to developing your child’s sense of safety and love. I partner with my families to make my infant’s environment and continuity of care an extension of their home. I provided a consistent routine for my babies and I continually monitor each baby for progress and allow for changes as needed. I have obtained two degrees in the field of child development which is consistent with my hunger for knowledge in providing an exceptional learning experience rich with respectful, responsive care at all times. It is my pleasure to identify the developmental steps from eating and sleeping, to first words and first steps and everything in between. Read More

Lexis Williams

Lexis Williams Lead Teacher

Lead teacher of the Red Group at A Promising Tomorrow ECE program, and I am glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this year. I recently graduated from the University of Toledo with a background in business and communication. Aside from school I have also worked with children A total of 4 years. Read More

Arlene Wilson

Arlene Wilson Dietary Technician

It’s very rewarding working with children. We talk about what good food means to all of us and I love to listen to them talk to me every day about what foods they like and don’t like. They know that I am here for them and I love our interactions.

Anthony Glover

Anthony Glover Facilities Technician/Transportation

I enjoy working with the children and providing a service to the community that I know is enhancing their future.

Samantha Roose

Samantha Roose Assistant Teacher

I am an assistant teacher of the Pink Group at A Promising Tomorrow ECE program, and I am glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this year. I am currently enrolled in the Owens Early Childhood Education Program and have achieved a professional childcare credential. I have been assisting teaching in the Early Childhood Field for 3 years. Read More