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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.​

Signs of Developmental Delays in Children

signs-of-developmental-delays-in-childrenDevelopmental delay occurs when a child lags behind their peers in one or more areas of growth. When it comes to healthy child development, there are many types of delays, which include vision delays, speech and language development, social and emotional development, and more.

As a leading preschool in Ohio, we will discuss the signs of developmental delays in children:

  • Vision Delays

    Until 6 months, a newborn’s vision is normally blurry and begins to improve as they age. Warning signs of vision problems include trouble moving the eyes in all directions and not following moving objects with their eyes by 3 months old. By 6 months old, vision delays may include constant tearing or eye drainage and one or both eyes turning in or out all the time.

  • Speech and Language Development

    The language learning process begins when an infant communicates hunger by crying. By 6 months old, most infants recognize the sounds of basic language. By 12-15 minutes, infants should be able to say two to three simple words. Early intervention childcare programs can be a big help to address delays. 

  • Social and Emotional Development

    Children may experience difficulty interacting with adults and their peers due to social and emotional development delays. By 3 months, contact your doctor if your child does not smile at people or pay attention to new faces. Other signs of delays include refusal to cuddle, showing no affection towards parents or caregiver, and not laughing by 7 months old. 

A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center is a well-established provider of childcare in Toledo, Ohio. We establish a strong foundation to educate children in a warm and welcoming environment. Reach out to us to learn more about enrollment and our programs.

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