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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.​

Some Helpful Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

Some Helpful Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

It’s an early Saturday morning; your kids are up and are looking for some food. They walk over to the table and see some mashed potatoes, and your vision of a calm and relaxing morning is now history. This is one of the most common difficulties new parents face when it comes to their young children. Sometimes, pleasing them can be a lot harder than pleasing Gordon Ramsey. As an institution that provides child care, we at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center are very familiar with the food drama you encounter at home. We might just have a few useful tricks that can help you please your picky eater.
 
If you’re hoping to start giving your child a healthy diet, there are a few misconceptions that you first have to get rid of. First of all, kids will NOT grow out of their unhealthy diets. They will NOT eventually love healthy treats. You have to start introducing them to healthy foods as early as possible, or the habit of eating junk food will never stop. Secondly, your young children won’t eat healthy foods when they’re hungry enough. Trust us. Being a daycare in Ohio, we know toddlers. They’d rather die of starvation than eat that “disgusting” plate of broccoli on the table. Other than that, quite honestly, starving them until they eat what you served them doesn’t sound like an amazing plan.
 
To effectively rework your child’s diet, try to transition slowly. Don’t just suddenly change your child’s regular meal to fruits and vegetables. Having a drastic change will make them less open to trying new foods. Instead, feed them their regular meals but add some healthy options on the side. Eventually, try integrating these healthy components to the foods you know they’d love. They’ll be more open to the new eating experience. If you have the time, try to exert more effort in your presentation. Children will most likely try foods that look good.
 
There go our tips! If you’re looking for a reliable Preschool in Toledo, Ohio, don’t hesitate to leave us a message!

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