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Pleasant Street Preschool

37 East Main Street
Paris, KY 40361

(859) 559-9483


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

From the Director:

Our preschool offers both free play and teacher-lead activities. Our program is designed to be a warm, nurturing, safe and secure place to learn and play. We believe that because each child grows and develops according to his or her own pace, our class must incorporate activities for individual levels of readiness and we will strive to create an atmosphere of playful discovery and multi-sensory experiences. Because we know that the love of learning encompasses many learning styles, the program offers children a rich resource of activities that include art, music, dramatic play, math & manipulatives, early literacy, handwriting and science. PSP features a theme-based curriculum, so each week we focus on a different theme and make it come alive! We read books, sing songs, do art projects, science experiments and cooking activities - all related to what we are learning about.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers come from a diverse background, some from different countries, some with years of experience, some young and just beginning their teaching careers. We frequently employ college students who are majoring in Child Development, Family Studies, or Education so that we get the benefit of not only their energy and enthusiasm, but also the most up-to-date information in early childhood education! Our small student-to-teacher ratio allows us to offer one-on-one attention to all the children throughout the school day. Children who excel are offered more challenging opportunities and our "free spirit" students are allowed to learn at their own pace and are given special attention if necessary.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Pleasant Street Preschool believes that children do best when they are in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces joyful discovery, imaginative play, creativity and a love of learning.

A Typical Day

Daily Class Schedule

7:30-9:00 AM Freeplay

9:00-9:15 AM Circle Time #1

9:15-9:30 AM Music & Movement or Outside Time

9:30-9:45 AM Prepare for Snack
(Restroom, Wash Hands, Set Table)

9:45-10:00 AM Morning Snack

10:00-11:00 AM Freeplay

11:00-11:30 AM Special Projects
(Art, Writing, Science, Cooking, Sensory, Math)

11:30-11:45 AM Large Group
(Spanish/Library/Sign Language/Special Class)

11:45-12:00 PM Music & Movement or Outside Time

12:00-12:30 PM Lunch

12:30-1:00 PM Twilight Time
(Clean-Up, Restroom, Story Time)

1:00-3:00 PM Nap

3:00-3:15 PM Afternoon Snack

3:15-5:30 PM Freeplay/Outside

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Pleasant Street Preschool holds an annual Open House, hosts frequent holiday parties, sends out a newsletter each week and engages in communication with parents throughout the week using email, facebook, twitter, and face-to-face conversations. Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


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

Students and their families are encouraged to visit the school several times prior to enrollement. Teachers send a welcome letter with a picture to the students before their first day. Parents are allowed to stay in the classroom until they and their child feel comfortable. Parents are allowed to call the school and speak with their child if they wish. Children are encouraged to bring items from home that make them feel comfortable and secure.