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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.​

Preparing Your Kids for Preschool


Are you sending your kid to a preschool in Ohio soon? Starting preschool is a milestone for both kids and parents. But if you feel overwhelmed and anxious, preparing in advance may help you! Here are some tips to help you gear up your kids for preschool:

  • Encourage self-help skills

    Starting preschool at childcare centers means your kids will rely on themselves to accomplish their activities. Encouraging them to develop self-help skills will prepare them to create a sense of independence and self-reliability. Start small at home, like letting them tie their shoes, arrange their toys, fetch their water, and do other activities.

  • Acknowledge their worries

    Fear and anxiety are not just common among parents. Most kids fear going to school. Let your kid know that it’s normal to feel scared and worry. But once they gain new friends and adjust their schedule, going to school is fun! Recognize their feelings and let them know they can rely on you for support.

  • Be positive

    Your child will look up to you on how you deal with things. As your child prepares to undertake childcare programs, show them a positive approach to learning! While going to school is not a walk in the park, make them feel they can always count on you. Teach them self-reliance and independence so they can go to school confident and prepared.

If you’re looking for a partner in childcare in Toledo, Ohio, A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center is here for you. Using various methods of classroom instruction, small group projects, and after-school enrichment, we aim to help your kids and guide them to a promising tomorrow.

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