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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.​

Handling Perfectionism in Children

It’s good for children to hold high expectations of themselves. But if when it reaches a point where they can no longer accept experiences unless they are “perfect,” they will never be satisfied with their performance.

Perfectionism has been linked to performance and social anxiety, eating disorders, migraine headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and suicide.

As a trusted care provider and Preschool in Toledo, Ohio, we understand that all parents want what’s best for their children. There’s nothing wrong about honest and dedicated work, however, encouraging a child to be a perfectionist may do him/her more harm than good.

If you notice that your little one is showing signs of extreme perfectionism, as a professional child care provider, we at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center suggest you take the following steps:

  • Provide your child with unconditional care and respect.
  • Give them a calm, uncluttered, and structured environment.
  • Avoid comparing them to other children, especially siblings.
  • Acknowledge without judgment children’s negative emotions such as frustration, anxiety, sadness, and fear.
  • Avoid using words such as brilliant, genius, and perfect.
  • Help them understand that it is impossible to complete every task without making mistakes.

The best place to start a child’s learning is always at home. However, a great daycare in Ohio can be an excellent source of supplemental education.

Contact us today to learn more about our headstart programs and services!

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