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Concord Preschool And Child Care

1800 Fairfax Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19803

(302) 654-9629


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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
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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 The children also go to Chapel once a month. Chapel is led by the Director of Childrens Youth and Ministry through Concord Presbyterian Church.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The purpose of Concord Preschool and Childcare is to provide a quality program for all of the enrolled children. The teachers create an environment in which each child is free to play, learn, experiment and grow at his/her own rate. Appropriate actions and behavior will be encouraged and developed through daily living in a Christian atmosphere with skillful, loving staff members.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00 - 11:30
9:00 - Circle time: Flag, Calendar, Weather, Job Chart, Weekly/Monthly Themes
9:25 - Classroom Activities: Crafts, cooking, writing, projects, manipulatives, puzzles, Weekly Reader
10:25 Bathroom, wash hands, Snack, Story
10:50 - Specials - Phys Ed, Music or Chapel
11:15 - Outside time
11:30 - Pick up

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation