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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.​

Parent Handbook: How to Raise Well-Mannered Kids

Have You Thought of Advance Care Planning?

Raising a child is a big responsibility. You can’t just feed a child, bathe them, take them on walks, and reward their accomplishments. That’s not how children work.

You have to make sure they grow up, gain independence, and become well-mannered individuals who positively contribute to society in the future. Although the task may be overwhelming, there is no need to worry. As a preschool in Toledo, Ohio, we have tips that can help you raise well-mannered children:

  • Explain why.
    Just like adults, you have to tell children why they are supposed to follow certain rules and avoid doing certain things. This will help them follow rules better because they know that rules serve a purpose. If you tell them not to do something without telling them why, they’re more likely to challenge these rules.
  • Praise them.
    Children also want their efforts appreciated. If they see that you take note of their good behavior and their good behavior makes you happy, they will strive to always act their best. Praises give them enough encouragement to continue being polite.
  • Follow your own rules.
    If you tell them certain rules, make sure they follow as well. As a daycare in Ohio, we know how our actions and behaviors serve as a greater influence on a child than what we say. Make sure if you ask them to be polite, you exercise politeness as well. When kids see you doing something, they will follow your examples.
  • Encourage them to try again.
    They won’t always get it right the first time around. You must encourage them to strive to do better every time. Your support will make them push harder. Eventually, routine becomes a habit.

Raising well-mannered kids is always a partnership between the parents and the school. If you’re looking for a school that you can trust as a partner in raising your child, A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center would love to help you out.

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