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Children's Ark Preschool Inc

900 Main St
Brockton, MA 02301

Phone:
(508) 587-8032

Website:

Private non-profit part time preschool. We offer a two day program Tues/Thurs for 2.9 - 3.9 year olds and a Pre-K program Mon/Wed/Fri for 4 & 5's. Morning sessions are 9-12 and lunch program may be available.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Christian-based structured learning program, with age appropriate materials that change monthly. September-December, we follow the Brockton school schedule.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught letter and name recognition, colors, healthy food and nutrition

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Children's Ark Preschool provides enriching early childhood preschool programs in a safe, healthy, and stimulating Christian environment under the supervision and guidance of an experienced and dedicated staff.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival � The children will be greeted at door by teacher.

Child Directed Activities � The child will choose one of eight areas in which to explore and create with theme related materials provided each day. The areas are variable, but basically will contain large manipulatives, small manipulatives, art, library, computer, housekeeping, science, and language activities.

Clean Up Time � Children will be given a 5-minute warning before clean � up. They will be encouraged to work together with peers and teachers to put away toys and materials.

Teacher Directed Group Time � Children will participate in calendar activities, discussion of the theme and new materials they have experienced in the areas, songs, and finger plays.

Bathroom Time � The children will go to two bathrooms in two groups with two teachers. They will learn the importance of washing hands and self-help skills. Note: Children may go to the bathroom at any time with the teacher, if necessary. A teacher also accompanies children from the play ground to the bathroom.

Snack � Nutritional snacks and fruit juice will be served. Example: crackers, peanut butter, fruit, animal crackers, graham crackers, and vegetables. Occasional treats will be served at birthday and holiday celebrations. There will be a three-minute quiet time following snack.

Story, Worship and Closing � The children will review the activities of the day. The teacher will read either a bible story or theme story to the children.
The children will be encouraged to participate in a closing prayer.

Dismissal � The children will be dismissed from the upper entrance door by the teachers.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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