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 What we Offer….table

  • Small teacher to child ratios.3’s: 1-8 (max)
    • 4’s 1:10 (max)
  • Activities which encourage curiosity and self-awareness.
  • Lead teachers with degrees in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.
  • Serving children with special needs through cooperation with Elkhart County Special Education Cooperation (ECSEC).
  • Speech Screening.
  • An experience-based curriculum with topics covering: The Farm, Community Helpers, Music, Pets.
  • Tools of the Mind curriculum for 4 year old classes.
  • Rich art experiences emphasizing the child’s creativity: collages, painting, drawing.
  • Field trips that correspond to units of study.
  • Opportunities for children to develop self-confidence through playing and sharing with other children. Practice using acceptable expressions of feelings.
  • Classroom activities which include parents or grandparents sharing their interests
    and hobbies.
  • Annual Mother’s Night, Father’s Night, and Spring program.
  • Parent/Teacher conferences as well as informal sharing with teachers at pick-up time
  • Monthly newsletter

Extended Day 11:30-1:30 p.m.

  • Teacher to child ratio: 1-7 (max)
  • Children bring a sack lunch and eat together then have a short play time before Class starts at 12:10 p.m.
  • Circle time with books and songs, Star of the Week student will bring pictures of family to share
  • Tucker Signing is used to learn sounds of letters
  • Dry erase boards are sometimes used at circle time to learn letters and words
  • Small groups work in Notebooks to practice writing letters and words
  • Daily Art Time that ties in with lesson
  • The extended day program is very helpful in preparing children for kindergarten

Facility

  • Classrooms designed to encourage discovery and exploration through a variety of interest centers. 
  • Spacious recreation room for large motor development and play
  • Beautiful fenced in playground for outdoor play