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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.​

Value of Parental/Family Engagement in Early Education


Our children mean everything to us, and we will not leave a single stone unturned for the welfare of our beloved kids, especially when it comes to their education or choosing the best childcare programs. A very good way to do that is to be directly involved right from the start. has mentioned that research reveals that parents or family engagement in a kid’s education can enhance the kid’s scores on tests, social skills, behavior, attendance, relationships, and how a kid feels and thinks about school. Read on to know some of the reasons why family engagement works.

  • Connected children
    Family engagement aids our children in feeling connected with their respective families, caregivers, as well as communities. Children that are connected will feel safer, supported, more secure, and feel ready to learn, which fosters better child development.
  • Connected adults
    Family engagement aids us parents, as well as other caregivers, to feel associated with and tuned into our kids and communities. When we are focused on the welfare of our children and feel supported by the school and other agencies, such as the preschool in Ohio, we’ll feel a connection with our kids and be more prepared to provide support to our kids.
  • Connected institutions or schools
    If the schools or childcare centers and the other agencies are engaging well with families, they can obtain essential information on what the families require, what strengths the families possess, and how well their programs are doing.
  • Fun
    The various family engagement events and activities are intended to be fun and engaging. If families spend quality time and have fun with each other, they will form strong connections and develop trust together.

At A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center, we make sure that you will have ample opportunities to be directly involved and build connections with your children. Feel free to contact our childcare in Toledo, Ohio.

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