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Leesburg Oswego Nursery School

111 W. Prairie Street
Leesburg, IN 46538

Phone:
(574) 453-4802

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori, Co-op

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers pull children individually or in small groups to various work stations and work more one on one in order to help them conquer more specific areas of challenge.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are unique and special because our board of director's consist of parents of students. They volunteer time and energy to keep our school operating to the best of its ability. Our mission is to provide a preschool service which we introduce children to art, music, social skills, motor skills, and basic pre-kindergarten skills.

A Typical Day

Upon arrival the children work on special projects already set up and available on the tables, (coloring pages, playdough, puzzles, games, etc.) Once children have arrived and are all settled in, we move to our "circle time" where we discuss plans for the day; color, shape, number and letter we are working on. We recite "the pledge of allligence", sing songs or share stories. We then break into smaller groups where we work on our lesson or art projects. We later move to "play time" to give the children time to express themselves from pretend play to building towers with blocks, etc. Weather permitting, we play outside or talk a walk in our neighborhood, or visit a local merchant. We then take a break say our prayer, and share a snack provided by a parent/child for the day. We usually return to "circle time" where we end our day with a story and our "goodbye song".

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teacher's monitor the childrens progress and meet with parent's to discuss the child's development, and learning goals. We also visit other outside activities in the community such as a trip to the pumpkin patch, a bowling trip, fire station tour, or a trip to the zoo. We offer a open door policy for parent's to join our classroom any time.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We feel paren'ts know their children better than anyone, if they feel they need to stay in order for their child to feel more comfortable and safe, then they do so. If they choose to leave their child, we have addtional staff available to help the child/children settle in and become more comfortable with their new environment, and surroundings. Children often bring comfort items from home to help with the seperation anxiety.