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Tiff's Tots Learning Center

2884 N Manchester Pl
Boise, ID 83704

(208) 724-6217


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Our classes feature a theme based, activity rich, hands on curriculum. Every day is full of arts and crafts, rhythm and movement, snack time, stories, Pre-K skills, fun themes and so much more.

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

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  • Puzzles
  • flash cards, books
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught social skills

From the Director:

We help prepare each child for kindergarten by teaching them their ABC's, numbers, shapes, colors, how to write their name, social skills (such as sharing, working together and using our words), etc all while having fun.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe children learn best when:

1.They feel safe, secure and loved
2.They are excited about the activities
3.There is a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities

We help foster this learning by providing children with a loving atmosphere, a caring teacher, theme based activities each week, a structured curriculum and discovery centers within the preschool.

A Typical Day

Circle Time - 15 min
Rhythms and Movement - 20 min
School Time - 20 min
Exploration - 15 min
Arts and Crafts - 20 min
Snack - 20 min
Play time - 30 min


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school