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The Kids' Clubhouse

7 Tilmore Dr.
Whiteland, IN 46184

(317) 535-1750

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

I believe that children are capable of learning so much if only given the tools to do so. Singing and playing are some really great approaches I use with my students.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Every child is at their own personal level. I take time with each of them to reach their own personal goals.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child is given the love, guidence and tools needed to grow emotionally as well as academically.

A Typical Day

6:30-8:00am arrival and breakfast... free play
8:00-9:00 manipulatives
9:00-9:30 Circle time/calendar
9:30-9:45 Am Snack
9:45-10:00 bathroom break
10:00-10:30 outside play
10:30-11:00 crafts
11:00-11:30 workbooks
11:30-11:45 bathroom/ wash for lunch
11:45-12:00 prepare for lunch (set table etc..)
12:00-12:30 lunch
12:30-12:45 bathroom breaks
12:45-1:00 story time
1:00-3:00 nap/ quiet time
3:00-3:20 put away nap items/ bathroom breaks
3:20-3:45 PM snack
3:45-5:00 outside time/ free play
5:00-5:30 story time
5:30-6:00 pick up/ free play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

I firmly believe that the teacher and parents are a team with the best interest of the child at the heart of their goals. I communicate daily with each parent as to what kind of day their child had, how well they are accelling or what areas are in need of more attention. I communicate a lot using email and welcome any and all visits and phone calls regardless of the time of day.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children feel better coming into a place they are familiar with and staying with someone who is familiar to them. I require that I meet a perspective parent and their child prior to enrollment for this very reason. It would be unreasonable to expect a child to feel good about staying with someone they've never met in a place they've never been.
I discourage parents from "sneaking out". This only undermines the trust a child has in their parents. Instead I incourage parents to wave as they drive off while their child waves good buy (even when the child is upset or crying). This allows closure so that the child can go on with their day with out giving the child the opportunity to control the parent. In my experience, a child will decide that he/she is done crying withing just seconds and go off to play as soon as Mom or Dad is no longer in sight. This may take a week or two to taper off but is well worth it in the end.