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WildWoods Preschool and Parent's Day Out

16100 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66085

Phone:
(913) 681-5100
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Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

Our curriculum is theme-based with a variety of enriching activities for children to choose from.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Learning is student centered. We strive to meet the children where they are and help them "grow" from there. Every child learns at a unique pace. We encourage children to explore new activities and attempt new challenges!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We offer our students a two day a week program (Monday and Wednesday) that runs from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. A full day of learning and fun!

A Typical Day

9:30 Students arrive and chose a table top activity
9:45 Morning Meeting - attendance/pledge/calendar
10:00 Bathroom break/Wash hands
10:05 Snack time
10:20 Circle time - theme based learning time
10:40 Center time - hands on learning activities centered on the theme for the day
11:10 Clean up/bathroom break
11:15 Bible story
11:30 Outdoor recess (weather permitting)
12:00 bathroom break/wash hands
12:05 lunch
12:35 Literature time
1:00 Music/movement
1:20 Rest time for those who nap/quiet activities for those who do not
2:15 End of day activities and clean up
2:30 Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers are always willing to discuss student progress with parents. We do informal learning assessments in each of our preschool rooms and parents are informed of their childs progress.

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 make every effort to engage students if fun and exciting activities. Our teachers take the time to make students feel welcomed and at ease.