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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.​

How to Instill Independence in Young Children


Many important values are taught in childcare programs but it is still your role as a parent to teach them what you can to make sure they grow up to become good people. One important value that children should start learning young is independence.

As one of the leading childcare centers, allow us to share some effective strategies that can help you instill the value of independence in your child. Read on to learn more.

  • Create predictable daily routines.

    Establishing consistency in their daily routines is vital for nurturing independence. When children know what happens in their day, they eventually become more prepared to take on their responsibilities. Their routine can include simple activities like brushing their teeth and reading a book.

  • Allow your child to choose.

    By letting your child make small decisions, you are supporting their independence. Provide options such as different colored shirts so they can decide what they want to wear. Another example would be to let them choose between an apple or an orange for a snack. This can help them feel empowered.

  • Let them help you out at home.

    Helping with household activities is a great way to build independence. It gives them a sense of control and boosts their confidence. For example, you can let them help you prepare meals or water the plants. You need to communicate that you are entrusting them with these tasks.

Are you looking for a reliable provider of childcare in Toledo, Ohio? If you are, then you have come to the right place. Look for no other than A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center.

For the best preschool in Ohio, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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