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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.​

Marks of Development: Milestones for Ages 3-5


Understanding the critical developmental milestones of children aged 3-5 years is crucial for every parent or caregiver. Childcare in Toledo, Ohio, such as ours, puts considerable attention into every child’s unique development in this critical age.

A significant aspect of their cognitive development includes understanding narrations and forming complete sentences with five to six words. Children within this age range also begin to count, understand time, and can comfortably work with colors and shapes. A preschool in Ohio like ours focuses on these aspects, fostering an environment for children to learn and master these skills at their own pace.

On the social front, children are typically eager to make friends and play in a group at this age. They become more independent and like to do things on their own. During this time, they form their perceptions about the world and start to acknowledge other’s feelings. Childcare programs offer many opportunities for children to interact with their peers, thus boosting their social development.

Physical development is another significant milestone often marked by increased motor skills. Children learn to climb, run, and even hop. They also improve in drawing and can handle objects better. Even though these seem routine for an adult, for young children, they are massive strides in their development phase. Many childcare centers like ours have facilities designed to encourage such developmental progress.

Knowing what to expect can ease the anxiety of growing children. So, plan a visit to a center that values your child’s development and acknowledges the milestones achieved. For more information on understanding and enhancing children’s development in Ohio, contact us at A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center. After all, with knowledgeable support and guidance, your child’s development journey can promise a bright tomorrow.

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