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Joyful Noise Christian Prschl

110 Robinson St
Raynham, MA 02767-1921

(508) 822-5900

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We refer to play time as work time. Children are free to make choices to work in various centers. Children are making individual choices, but the environment is pre-set daily. Our day follows a consistent routine, providing structue that all children need.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Puzzles, stencils, games, manipulatives
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Many manipulatives, games
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Many manipulatives
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Magnets, shells, gardening, cooking
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Records, cds, games
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Christianity

From the Director:

We have a curriculum planned daily. We learn to teach with a little wiggle from students and follow the lead of the children. We facilitate learning more than teach.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Due to our small class size, teachers have the luxury of one on one time, or small group activities to devote to children with a special need. A special need can range from a child where English is not his first language or a child who is shy and needs help working in a group situation.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We realize each child is a gift from God. That all children are unique. That all children need a consistent routine. That all children need a stress free, loving atmosphere to grow and learn. That with small class size the children will learn to cope and function in a group setting. Thus the group setting will allow the children to trust their teachers and gain the self-confidence they need in their next school experience.

A Typical Day

time
Work time
Circle One
Quiet Reading
Circle Two
Outdoor Time or Gross Movement inside

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent Conferences
Telephone Calls
Progress Reports
Drop off or Pick up times


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

Routine good-byes from parent