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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.​

Simple Ways to Promote Your Child’s Cognitive Learning Skills

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As your child goes through certain milestones, they acquire cognitive skills. That’s why it’s important to incorporate daily activities that boost cognitive function, from how a child processes information to his ability to understand concepts. Support your child’s cognitive development in early childhood with the activities below.

  • Singing activities
    Listening to songs and singing with your child promote word identification, vocabulary, and memory. Headstart with nursery rhymes to help them identify the names of animals and the sounds they make. Music also enhances memory, auditory sequencing, and information processing.
  • Communicate with them
    Talking to your child gives them opportunities for cognitive skills enrichment, whether it’s reading to them or starting a conversation with them. Child care involves storytelling, problem-solving, and vocabulary building to enhance cognitive skills and overall improvement.
  • Ask open-ended questions
    Do your kids love coloring or drawing? Ask them questions, like which colors they want to use or which shapes they want to draw. This way, you’ll help enhance their comprehension, making inferences, reasoning and vocabulary. Whether at home or at a daycare in Ohio, asking your kids helps expand their language skills and verbal comprehension.

If you’re looking for a preschool in Toledo, Ohio, A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center is here to provide early childhood education programs. We want to help create a warm, welcoming environment where your children are taught relevant knowledge for their holistic development. For more information about our programs, contact us at 419-244-5348 today.

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