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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.


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.​

Know your child is in good hands.

Our staff qualifications far exceed the minimum qualifications required by (ODJFS)-Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, our licensing agency. Each classroom has a Lead Teacher and an assistant teacher as needed, assigned to the class and who are the main staff in the classroom throughout the day. The Lead Teacher is ultimately responsible for the classroom and is the first point of contact for parents regarding anything to do with your child or the classroom. All of our staff undergo state and criminal background checks, pre-employment physicals, and references are thoroughly checked. At all times there is at least one person per classroom who is CPR/First Aid Certified – often there are two persons. For more information about any staff member please read our staff information bulletin board. In addition, our staff is dedicated to continuing education experiences. All of our staff is involved with the YWCA Child Care Connections which offer professional training opportunities to child care profesionals who go above and beyond state requirements. We here at A Promising Tomorrow recognize that there are always new things to learn and additional ways to improve the program. This obvious appreciation for the value of education serves to reinforce for children and adults the positive ongoing goals, attitudes, and skills needed for lifelong learning and working with others in a diverse society.