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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.​

Healthy Eating Strategies for Picky Children


Healthy eating practices are essential for early child development. However, some parents have difficulty getting their children to eat healthy at home. Many children also tend to be picky eaters, only choosing foods that taste good but are not necessarily healthy or good for them. 

We provide high-quality childcare in Toledo, Ohio, and here are some strategies that may help make mealtimes more enjoyable and nutritious for your children:

  • Lead by Example

    Children often like to imitate their parents, so when they see that their parents are eating healthier food, they become more open to eating the same. Parents can also encourage healthier eating practices by showing their children that they are enjoying a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods.

  • Make Meals Fun

    Present food in creative and visually appealing ways to make them more appealing for children. Parents can also use colorful plates and cookie cutters to shape fruits and vegetables. We can also teach your children healthier eating habits with our early childhood education programs.

  • Reinforce Positive Behavior

    Celebrate small mealtime victories and praise your child when they try new and healthier food. Positive reinforcement can help children build their confidence and willingness to explore new flavors and healthier food options. We can also help your children learn positive skills and behavior with our childcare programs. Our programs provide healthy snacks and meals, organize fun learning activities, and more.

For more information about our learning programs and preschool in Ohio, feel free to call A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center at 419-244-5348. We will help your children develop new skills that build confidence and promote academic success.

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