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Pinecrest Presbyterian Day School

10400 Southwest 57th Avenue
Miami, FL 33156

Phone:
(305) 666-3377

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is the philosophy of Pinecrest Presbyterian Day School that early childhood is an important and
critical time for establishing attitudes about school and learning. Our purpose is to provide an
atmosphere that encourages the development of the whole child and encourages a love of learning.
Through the use of developmentally appropriate activities that take into account that children learn in
different ways we will provide a multitude of experiences to foster all areas of a child's development.
We feel each child needs years of play with real objects and events before they are ready to understand
the meaning of symbols, such as letters and numbers. Learning takes place as young children touch,
manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people. We have in place a curriculum which
considers the process of learning rather than the product.
We believe that parents are the principal influence in a child's life. A partnership between parent and
teacher is very important because it gives the child a support system for success in school. We believe
in open communication."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"2 � Year Olds
8:45-9:00 Warm Up and Welcome
9:00-9:15 Circle
9:15-9:45 Playground
9:45-10:00 Snack
10:00-10:25 Small Group
10:25-11:10 Centers
11:10-11:30 Story time/Music
11:30-11:50 Playground
11:50-12:00 Closing
12:00-12:30 Lunch
3 Year Olds
8:45-9:00 Warm Up and Welcome
9:00-9:15 Circle
9:15-9:40 Small Group Activities
9:40-10:00 Story time/Music
10:00-10:30 Playground
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:45 Centers
11:45-12:00 Closing
12:00-12:30 Lunch
3 Year Olds
8:45-9:00 Warm Up and Welcome
9:00-9:15 Circle
9:15-9:40 Small Group Activities
9:40-10:00 Story time/Music
10:00-10:30 Playground
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:45 Centers
11:45-12:00 Closing
12:00-12:30 Lunch"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school