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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.​

Communicating with Children: How Was Your Day?

Communicating with Children: How Was Your Day?

Now that your child is in preschool, there are a lot of things in their life that you no longer get to see personally. You won’t be able to see how they aced that math question in class or how they gave their seatmate their extra snacks. Since you no longer see a lot of what’s going on in your child’s daily life, the importance of establishing constant communication is intensified.

It is important to be informed about your child’s day even when they’re in their Preschool in Toledo, Ohio. In fact, openly communicating details of their day-to-day activities serves great benefits. When a child finds it easy to talk to you about their life while they’re still young, it will be a lot easier for them to discuss more important matters in the future. When your children start having crushes, you would want to be the first person they run to. More importantly, you wouldn’t want your child to grow up keeping secrets from you just because they’re not used to having intimate conversations with you.

As a child care institution, we also do our best to make our students comfortable in communicating with us. In this way, we can make sure that they’re okay. In our experience, we know asking children to open up may have varying results. Some kids just love talking about absolutely anything you ask them, while others tend to get a bit shy. If you are struggling with quiet children, we advise you to talk about your day first. Make sure to tell them how each of the events in your day made you feel. This will make it easier for them to open up about their day and their feelings as well. Even if you have a busy schedule, make sure you give enough time to have your child share about their day.

If you’re looking for a daycare in Ohio to assist you in educating your child during their years of early development, we at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center would love to help.

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