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Bryan Park Preschool for Global Children

1107 E. Sheridan Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Phone:
(812) 961-0904

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our philosophy is that that learning takes place while children are having fun and exploring the world around them.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • A print rich environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Foreign Language, dual immersion program

From the Director:

Up to a certain age, children simply absorb language without having to be taught it. Research has shown that the younger they start learning a foreign language, the easier it is, and the more likely they are to master a native accent. Preschool children are at an optimal age to begin; even nursery-aged children can benefit. Immersing them in a foreign language environment lays the groundwork for fluency. Additionally, studies have shown advantages far beyond ease of learning. Children who have had foreign language instruction demonstrate better problem-solving skills, more advanced reading skills, and a greater grasp of their first language. They exhibit more confidence, a larger view of the world, and greater flexibility in thinking.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Bryan Park Preschool for Global Children, we provide an environment that nurtures, educates, and enriches children's lives. We help prepare them to be citizens of the wider world in surroundings that are fun, safe, and supportive.

Our educational program focuses on reading, music, art, foreign language, science, and math. We provide opportunities for learning through hands-on discovery, exploration, and play in a bright and cheerful classroom in our home. We help children explore the world and become global kids through their natural curiosity, creativity, and desire to learn.

Social learning is as important as academic learning during the preschool years. At Bryan Park Preschool for Global Children, we teach tolerance and appreciation for the similarities and differences of others. We emphasize the virtues of cooperation and learning to take turns. Children receive the individual attention they need to reach their full potential, at their own pace.

The Bryan Park Preschool philosophy views the home as an extension of the school and the school as an extension of the home. All parental participation is welcome and encouraged. Join us in developing your child's potential.

We invite you to come and visit us to learn more about the programs we offer.

A Typical Day

We provide structure through routines such as starting and ending the day with circle time, and keeping lunch and naps at the same time every day. Other activities we plan thoughout the day remain more flexible and can be changed according to the children's wants and moods. Learning social skills is integrated into everything we do.

Here is a sample of what our daily schedule looks like:

7:00 Free Play
8:30 Breakfast*
9:30 Circle Time
Science or Math Activity
Outdoor play
12:00 Lunch
Story Time
1:30 Nap Time
Art or Music activity
Snack
3:45 Circle Time
4:00 Free Play

* Only children who arrive by 8:30 will be provided breakfast.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Bryan Park Preschool for Global Children provides daily oral reports on how your child has been eating, sleeping, and behaving. We have a bulletin board located in the entry of the school for general announcements and information. We do frequent open houses and school/family nights.
We view the school as an extension of the home and the home as an extention of the school. Having an open dialogue with parents is of the upmost importance to us. We support and encourage parent participation in all aspects of our school.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Each child's transition into starting preschool is different and we will work with you as individuals to make sure your child has the support he or she needs.