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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.​

Ways to Calm Separation Anxiety

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The first day of preschool in Toledo, Ohio is one of the most exciting things a child can experience. However, despite how exciting this experience may be, it can still cause anxiety, especially separation anxiety, among children.

If your child is ready for a headstart in early education but is dealing with separation anxiety, you may want to try some of these tips:

  • Create Quick Good-Bye Rituals
    A quick yet affectionate good-bye ritual such as a fun handshake or a warm hug gives your child the assurance they need, especially when parting.
  • Practice Separation
    Some time apart wouldn’t hurt, and by doing so, you can help your child gain independence and overcome their separation anxiety.
  • Be Consistent
    Consistency is key to everything, including child care. So to give your child some peace of mind, you should always be consistent, especially when it comes to your promises and when picking them up.
  • Bring a Comfort Item.
    Letting them bring a comfort item such as a favorite toy or a blanket provides them a sense of familiarity, which has the power to ease worries and anxiety of being separated from you.

To give yourself some peace of mind that your child is in safe and capable hands, enroll them at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center, a daycare in Ohio, where our teachers and staff are experts when it comes to handling and educating children.

For more details, visit www.apromisingtomorrow.com/

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