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Chestnut Grove Child Dev Ctr

Po Box 10
Phoenix, MD 21131-0010

(410) 592-9122


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our theoretical and philosophical basis determines the goals for the Child Development Center. The way the program goals are implemented, the daily routine, the child centered activities and our guidance policy are also reflections of the theoretical basis of our program.

Social Skills:
Respect for peers and other
Altruism, Self Control

A Positive Self Esteem:
Personal Responsibility
Confidence as learners
Willingness to take risks

Communication Skills:
Expression of feelings and emotions
Expression of needs and desires
Ability to give and receive information
Appreciation of the written word

Cognitive Abilities:
Decision Making
Ability to solve problems
Understand relationships among objects, people and events

Appreciation for art, music, and dance

Physical Growth:
Fine and gross motor skills
Body awareness
Safety awareness

School Readiness:
Introduction of academic skills through daily activities
Age appropriate materials
Cooking and baking activities
Block building
Use of writing materials
Language rich activities
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Activity Skills it Builds
listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication, vocabulary, letter recognition, comprehension, appreciation of literature
awareness of numbers, geometry, patterns, measurements and graphs, sharing, creativity
Circle Time
sharing, planning, original thought, observation capabilities, social skills, expands attention span
creativity and expressions of thoughts and feelings, reinforces fine motor skills, concept development in shapes, size and colors
self expression, life skills, exploration of sound, volume, tempo and rhythm
curiosity, investigation skills, ability to predict and experiment
Sand and Water
tactile experiences, understanding of substance properties, promotes math, science and language development, builds stress-management skills
conceptual thinking, shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect and classification, cooperative play, problem solving, and creativity
large and small muscle control, hand eye coordination, well-being, healthy attitudes
Large (Gross): jumping, running, climbing
Small (Fine): markers, crayons, scissors
Excerpted from the preschool's website