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Playtown Preschool

3300 Rural St
Rockford, IL 61107-3540

Phone:
(815) 399-0531

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To help develop the child's social, emotional,
and intellectual growth.
To help each child build a positive self-image with a curriculum designed to foster motor and perceptual skills that are appropriate to each child's needs and developmental level.
To encourage Christian values in a way a child is able to understand and relate to, in everyday life. Examples of this include saying a general prayer before our snack, sharing with our friends, taking turns, and practicing good manners.
At Playtown we believe children learn best with activities and experiences that are "hands on" where children want to do it themselves.
We believe in the Chinese Proverb:
"Tell me - I forget.
Show me - I remember.
Let me do - I understand."
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"CIRCLE TIME
Greeting
Calendar
Weather
Songs
Stories
Themes and Concepts
WORK TIME (Children choose from these centers)
Art * Blocks * House * Library * Math
Manipulative Computer * Water Table
Writing * Science
CLEAN-UP AND SNACK TIME
SMALL GROUP (Children break into two groups of ten. They explore a variety of options.)
Flannel Board Activities
Cutting
Dramatization
Exploring with Our Senses
Developing Thinking Skills
"ADVENTURES"
Playground and Gymnasium on Church Property
LARGE MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
SOME OF OUR UNITS AND ACTIVITIES ARE..
Friendships, Teddy Bear Picnic, Field Trips, Family
Computer Learning Games, Holidays, Apple Pizza
Happy Birthday Jesus Day
Parachute, Playdough, President's Day, Coloring
Halloween Parade, Birthdays...and many more other fun activities for the children to explore.
CLOSING ACTIVITIES

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

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

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