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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.​

Tips 101: Nutritious Foods for Finicky Kids

Tips 101: Nutritious Foods for Finicky Kids

Getting your kids to eat healthy foods is tough. It gets even tougher when they are so picky. Picky eaters have their own taste and preference of foods that makes even the simplest snack tricky to cook. However, there are a few tricks you can do to make your kids eat healthy, nutritious foods.

As a preschool in Toledo, Ohio, we are concerned with the health of your beloved young ones. That is why we prepared some healthy food recipes perfect for your finicky kids.

Headstart your way to keeping your kids healthy and full by giving them the following:

  • Foods on a Stick
    Children love to play, and playfulness is one of the keys to getting your kids to eat foods on a stick. In enrolling your kids to daycare in Ohio, make sure to give them healthy snacks. Just cut off the sharp portion of the bamboo skewers, then thread the sticks with diced cooked chicken, bacon strips, cheese squares, cherry tomatoes, and a bit of lettuce. Pair this with kale and pineapple smoothie for a more flavorful snack!
  • Mexican Honey Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
    This food is not only mouth-watering, but also rich in nutrients. Honey contains sugar, water, carbohydrate, antioxidants, calories, and glycemic index. Garlic contains various vitamins and minerals, including electrolytes and phytonutrients. On the other hand, potatoes consist of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, and iron. All of which are necessary for our kid’s health and bodily functions.
  • Carrot Souffle Recipe
    This recipe is a perfect side dish for any beef, pork, or poultry meal. It is a delightful dessert great for your kids. Dust the top of the souffle with powdered sugar and pair it with berries or baked apples for a much healthier taste of sweetness!

While we ensure that your kids get the right and extensive child care services, it is your responsibility to ensure their health and well-being by providing them with nutritious and delicious meals and snacks that even picky eaters can’t resist.

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