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Parkway Baptist Preschool

5975 State Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30097

Phone:
(404) 786-7072

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Play is the language of children and the foundation of quality preschools. At Parkway we provide opportunities for children to learn through play with a balance fo self-discovery and teacher-directed activities.

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
  • sorting, patterning
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
Other subjects taught Health and safety - all four year old classes Science Spanish and Social Studies - all three year old classes Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - all two year old classes KidsFitness - All classes Chapel - All classes

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All children are accepted, loved and treated with worthiness. Class offerings help eliminate issues such as "behind" "excelling" or "different".

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our intent is that the time your child spends at Parkway be happy and relaxed. Each class will follow a flexible daily schedule so that the child will develop a sense of security. We desire a learning environment at Parkway that is stimulating, rich, varie, war, and safe. Our daily programs consists of a variety of activities that teach a child to love and respect God, himself or herself and others.

A Typical Day

Your child's day will include learning centers; large and small group activities and independent play. All classes have enrichement classes throughout the week which include KidsFitness, Chapel, Health, Safety, Science, Spanish, Social Studies and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for two year old children only.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

With much patience!