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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.​

How to Select a Preschool Program for Your Child

how-to-select-a-preschool-program-for-your-childPreschool provides early childhood education and care for children. This enables them to develop a range of skills that will help them get ready for school. Hence, choosing the right preschool program for your child is essential to establish a solid foundation for learning and healthy development.

Here, we share tips on how to select the right preschool in Ohio for your child:

  • Check out the school’s licensing and programs.

    When checking out different schools, ask to see copies of their certifications and licensing required by the state agencies that regulate the program. Inquire about their childcare programs and what kind of activities they offer.

  • Determine the school schedule.

    Ask the staff about the operating hours of the facility itself. Find out when they open and close and which holidays the program is closed. It is also essential to know the type of scheduling available, such as part-time, full-time, and flexible scheduling. This information will help determine if they coordinate with your schedule.

  • Get a feel for the environment.

    To get a feel for the environment, schedule a visit to the school and talk to the staff. Ideally, the environment should be warm and welcoming, with staff that is friendly, nurturing, and eager to help.

  • Learn the safety and health policies.

    Discuss the general safety features of the program to ensure your child will be well taken care of. Make sure the learning center has health and safety policies in place. The program environment should also be clean, organized, and well-maintained.

We at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center specialize in providing exceptional childcare in Toledo, Ohio. From our early learning program to preschool, reach out to us for inquiries about our programs and enrollment.

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