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Sandy's Early Childhodd Presch

651 L St
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-2734

(208) 522-9431

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Our approach to learning is based on assessments.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Sandy’s Early Childhood Preschool and Childcare Center (SECPC) offers young children the opportunity to develop self-regulation and confidence, social interaction skills, intellectual competence, and important attitudes about themselves as worthy individuals and lifelong learners. We have an inclusive preschool program where children with varying abilities are all welcome. We value parents and recognize they are the most important and most infuential people in their child's life.

We believe that in a childcare setting, and at home, learning takes place best in a psychologically safe atmosphere where children are empowered to construct their knowledge through interaction with adults, other children, and the environment. We believe that play is a child’s natural mode of learning. Children’s interest and “need to know” will motivate growth in all domains of development and areas of the curriculum. Teacher instruction scaffolds children’s knowledge and can lead to more inquisitive thinking.