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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.​

Tips on How to Nurture Your Young Child’s Love for Music

Tips on How to Nurture Your Young Child’s Love for Music
Music plays a huge role in our culture. You see it present in many aspects of our lives: movies, holidays, church service, theater, military ceremonies, and preschool in Toledo, Ohio.

In a 2016 study conducted by the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute, it was found that musical experiences in childhood can accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills.

So, today, A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center is giving you this list of tips on how to nurture your young child’s love for music.

  • Make listening to music a family bonding activity. Whether you’re at home or on the road, listening to music with your children is a great way to nurture a love for it.
  • Sing their favorite songs together. Teach them simple nursery rhymes to enrich their vocabulary and improve their listening skills.
  • Make a music video/track together! Let him/her hear what they sound like when they sing.
  • Attend concerts together. Let your kids experience music with other people.
  • Encourage them to take music classes. Or better yet, take one with them!

The best way to give your child’s education a headstart is by getting them the best child care services to provide them with the educational training and support they need.

Contact our daycare in Ohio today to know more about our programs!

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