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Great New Beginnings Early Learning Center of Bunker Hill

125 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Middletown, DE 19709

Phone:
(302) 376-1700

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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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
  • Maps
  • 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:

All of our facilities educate and care for children 8 weeks through our school aged programs which include before & after care as well as a private kindergarten program. Our standards are higher than those set forth by the State of Delaware Office of Childcare Licensing in all areas including staff credentials and curriculum content.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child learns in a different way. The teacher will "get to know" the child and make adjustments that will fit each child by setting different goals for each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Early childhood education provides a solid foundation on which future learning may build upon. It should be developmentally appropriate and meet the needs of the individual child. It is extremely important to establish a rapport with each child and be able to develop the child to his or her fullest potential. To meet these responsibilities, Great New Beginnings will be flexible and willing to adapt when necessary.

Great New Beginnings’ main philosophy is to provide a warm, happy and stimulating environment for your child. The goal of the center is to develop a child’s total potential by encouraging growth in social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children are given opportunities to be creative with art, experience music, movement, science, language, math activities, and various sensory activities that are also used to foster the child’s hands on learning.

Throughout the year, each child’s developmental strengths and weaknesses are assessed and many “individual instruction” opportunities are offered. As a child matures and the capacities to absorb more task oriented activities develop there are a series of progressively challenging activities that will be presented, making sure not to present activities that are out of the child’s limit. Great New Beginnings is a licensed early childhood education center that provides careful supervision of all activities for the entire program.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions