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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.​

E-Books and Children: How to Develop Literacy Skills

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Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn how to read and write. Children with strong literacy skills perform better in school and are able to develop healthier relationships with peers and adults.

For children over 2 years, well-designed e-books can be highly beneficial to their literacy training process. Just like print books, they can help children gain a headstart in developing language, social, listening, and thinking skills.

Some e-books have an audio option wherein a narrator can read the text and children can follow along as they listen. This is incredibly beneficial to kids with developmental disabilities who have a difficult time making out words.

E-books can also include animations and images which can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. However, be careful which e-books you let your kids read.

As an experienced Preschool in Toledo, Ohio, we know the impact a piece of work can have on a child’s mind. Make sure to choose books that have the following qualities:

  • well-told stories about things your child relates to
  • a wide variety of words
  • funny, engaging rhymes that help your child learn language
  • non-fiction with accurate facts pitched at the right level for your child

A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center believes that it’s never too early for your child to start on the right path. If you wish to further develop your children’s skills and talents, our daycare in Ohio is always willing to lend a hand.

To learn more about our child care principles, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!

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