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Pooh Bear Pre-School

344 Exchange Street
Millis, MA 02054

Phone:
(508) 376-1924

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My preschool is small. This allows for individual attention. Children gain confidence in their abilites in a small environment. I work with children with many learning disabilites. It is a great place for children who are coming out of early intervention. I also have experience with children who are ELL and who are on the spectrum.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

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 I have Open Circle once a week. This is where we read stories about manners, sharing etc.. We discuss the importance of such things and how we can use what we've learned at school and at home.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

Arrival
Morning Meeting (calendar, weather, letter of the week, sharing, song of the week.
Activity - based on letter of the week
Snack- Story
Free Choice
Math - group activity, sometimes an activity based on a book we have read
Theme based activity - arts and crafts
Free Choice
Clean Up
Home/Lunch for those who stay
Repeat for the afternoon

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

I will do what ever it takes to make sure your child feels safe and secure at school.