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Chestnut Grove Child Dev Ctr

Po Box 10
Phoenix, MD 21131-0010

Phone:
(410) 592-9122

Website:

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:
Cooperation
Respect for peers and other
Altruism, Self Control

A Positive Self Esteem:
Personal Responsibility
Independence
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

Creativity:
Imagination
Curiosity
Appreciation for art, music, and dance

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

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
Literacy
listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication, vocabulary, letter recognition, comprehension, appreciation of literature
Math
awareness of numbers, geometry, patterns, measurements and graphs, sharing, creativity
Circle Time
sharing, planning, original thought, observation capabilities, social skills, expands attention span
Art
creativity and expressions of thoughts and feelings, reinforces fine motor skills, concept development in shapes, size and colors
Drama/Music
self expression, life skills, exploration of sound, volume, tempo and rhythm
Science
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
Blocks
conceptual thinking, shape and size discrimination, spatial relationships, number skills, balance, organization, cause and effect and classification, cooperative play, problem solving, and creativity
Physical
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