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Victorious Preschool and Kindergarten

2561 W. Ruthrauff Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone:
(520) 495-7860

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We focus on play-directed learning with teacher involvement; Children learn about their world through play.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We believe children learn best through hands on experiance. Kindergarteners and Preschoolers are lineless experimenters and investigators. They learn through playful interaction with their environment. Teachers create an environment through learning centers, where the children are able to think creatively, where learning basic concepts and emerging language is encouraged. Building students' faith in Jesus Christ and understanding His love is an important part of our program at Victorious. Designated times for Bible stories and worship will be a part of the weekly kindergarten crriculum. Biblical principles will also be shared as opportunity presents. Our Preschool curriculum is theme based with the classrooms set up in learning centers which allow children to explore on their own. Typically, there is a different theme introduced every week covering a wide range of topics. Each center is different and provides a variety of oppourtunities for the children. There are usually 4-6 children permitted to play in a center at a time. The children learn how to choose the center where they want to work. Some of the centers your child will play in are: art, manipulatives (puzzels, Legos, strining beads, sorting, etc.), blocks, language and listening books, sensory and science and dramatic polay. Music and Movement, Story Time, Faith/Bible Lessons and outside play are times the children play together as one group. Our cirriculum for our Kindergarteners literacy is the Houghton-Mifflin Reading Program, which incorporates teaching pre-reading and reading, comprehension, phonics and writing skills while accomodating to the different learning syles found in a classroom of students. For Kindergarten mathematices, Victorious will be implimenting the Everyday Mathematics curriculum, among other supplemental materials, to enforce math skills. Everyday Mathematics is an experiance-based math curriculum that encourages higher level thinking in young students. Learning Socali Studies and Science concepts through dicovery is a vital part of Kindergartner's development in learning about the world aruond them. Although some content will be integrated into other parts of the curriculum, opportunities for theme activities in these academioc area will be provided throughout the school year.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of Victorious Preschool and Kindergarten is to nurture the child's mind with age appropriate instruction and learning experiances; providing opportunities for physical, social and emotional development as we establish a foundation for the experiance of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ.

A Typical Day

7:00-8:30: Combined Play: Large and Small Muscle Movement Centers in the Gym and Outside.

8:30-8:45: Clean Up/Transition of Preschool

8:45-9:00: Morning Meeting: Jobs, Calendar, Weather, Schedule

9:00-9:30: Worship/Bible Story/Snack Family Style

9:30-10:30: Choice Time/Teacher-Instructed Small Groups: Center Play/Word Play, Letters. Literacy

10:30-11:00: Outdoor Play

11:00-12:00: Choice Time/Teacher-Instructed Small Groups: Center Play, Math, Science, Social Studies

12:00-1:00: Lunch/Teacher's Choice: Lunch Family Style, Outside Time, Choice Time, Afternoon Meeting

1:00-1:30: Quiet Time - Nap Optional or Quiet Mat Activities

3:00-4:00: Snack and Afternoon Activity: Family Style Snack, Themed Craft, Storytime, Optional Activity

4:00-5:00: Outdoor Play

5:00-6:00: Choice Time/Teacher Instructed Group Activities: Center Play, Manipulatives, Games, Music and Movement

*This is a sample schedule. Each Lead Teacher and classroom has a more detailed schedule for that class and their needs.