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Chatterbox Preschool

1014 Mount Vernon Dr
Davenport, IA 52806-3724

(563) 386-1475

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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
  • Mail center
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • unifex cubes, dominoes
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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  • Scince station-child chooses activity
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Songs, fingerplays with music each day
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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  • 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
  • parachute for outdoor/indoor play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

3/4 year old program: Work on socialization, name recognition/ beginning to write, shapes, colors, numbers 1-5, etc. 4/5 year old program: This program is our Kindergarten readiness program. We work on writing names (first/last), Alphabet (recognition, sound and print), numbers 1-10, opposites, rhyming, etc.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our main goal is to provide a positive learning experience in a loving, fun, and nurturing environment. We strive to make your child's first school experience a positive one that will inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents receive a monthly newsnote and calendar of all activities and skills we will work on.
Each day of school the children will bring home a craft and skill sheet they have done to show parents.
Formal Parent-teacher conferences in February for 4/5 year olds (this is before Kindergarten round-up to give parents an idea of where there child is at and ask any questions)
Parents are encouraged to visit their child's class at any time. We have an open door policy.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We leave this up to parents. If they would like to come in with their child, they are more than welcome. If the parents would like us to take the child in the school without them, we will do so.
Our policy is, we will not let a child cry (inconsolable) for any longer than 10 minutes before we call a parent. We do not want a child's first school experience to be a negative one.