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The Beginners Inn

7505 North Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48187

(734) 453-4490


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is a unique individual.
Children need to learn what is expected from them by providing a classroom with organization, rules and structure.
Giving children responsibilities and setting boundaries throughout each day allows them to explore and develop self-discipline.
Providing children with developmentally age appropriate materials will encourage them to build self-esteem.
Showing children respect, trust and affection on a daily basis teaches them to be sensitive towards others in the classroom as well as at home.
Self-satisfaction can be established by providing new materials and objectives that are age appropriate allowing each child to grow individually.
Asking open-ended questions and providing options for children allows them to express themselves, as well as to develop intellectual and social skills.
Providing children with love and guidance allows them to build trusting relations with others.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. Arrival... Explore activity centers... greet friends (Breakfast served until 8:30a.m.)
9:00a.m. - 9:20a.m. Morning Group; Star helper of the day, calendar, weather, attendance, songs, finger-plays & rhymes, daily events and weekly themes presented.
9:20a.m. - 9:45a.m. Wash up for morning snack. "Nutritious snack served"
9:45a.m. - 10:30a.m. Small Group: Learning Centers & activities; Creative Expression, Literacy, Art, Language Communication, Manipulatives & Numbers, Pre-Math & Sorting, Exploration, Science & Sensory, Block Construction and Dramatic Play
10:30a.m. - 11:00a.m. Outdoor Play/Gross Motor: Discovery Playground
11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. Large Group: Music & Movement Activities. "Wash up for lunch"
11:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. Prayer. "Hot Lunch Served"
12:00p.m. - 12:30p.m. Outdoor Play/Gross Motor: Discovery Playground
12:30p.m. - 1:00p.m. Prepare for rest tine. Quiet songs, finger plays, story.
1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m. Rest Time
2:30p.m. - 3:00p.m. Wake Up. "Wash up for Snack" "Nutritious Snack Served"
3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Outdoor Play/Gross Motor: Discovery Playground
4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Weekly Theme Discovery Centers, Stories & Art
5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Open activities... children's choice
6:00p.m. Beginners Inn is closed. We will have another day of exploration and discovery tomorrow.

Excerpted from the preschool's website