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Holy Trinity Tiny Tots Preschool

39020 5 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154

(734) 464-0211


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We present a developmentally appropriate program that challenges the child to develop intellectually, socially and physically. The teachers meet with small groups or individuals to encourage readiness skills. The children learn letter sounds and letter recognition with our Zoo-Phonics program. Zoo Phonics is a multi-sensory approach to teaching the alphabet.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Counting and sorting games, calendar time, art explorations
Time & space more

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

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • High Tech High Touch presentations,
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Rhythum
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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  • 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
  • Gym equipment includes: climber, slide, stairs, boat, balance activities, basketball and more
Other subjects taught Science - Our science center encourages exploration of various concepts. Planting, growth, magnets, weather, and butterfly development are just some of the topics explored. Additionally, High Tech High Touch comes to present monthly science experiments.

From the Director:

Our curriculum is developed to challenge each child's unique abilities. Teachers interact with the children to encourage developmental growth. Self help skills and taking responsibility for their learning are encouraged by allowing the child to do for him or herself as much as possible.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children come to us a various developmental levels. We have materials and activities that well challenge the child that is reading or the child that is reluctant to enter into play with others.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program encourages the growth and development of all aspects of the child's life.....

Children choose between various developmentally appropriate centers: Art, Blocks, Sand/Water play, Library, Manipulative games, Dramatic play and Gym activities. Our program and staff are dedicated to developing your child's imagination and self-esteem.


A Typical Day

We begin the day with a music time after all students have arrived for the session. Art and science explorations follow. Students choose from various centers. Teachers work with small groups. Midway in the session the students clean up for calendar and show and tell time. After washing hands the children sit down for a snack provided by our helping parent. Then it is time for a story followed by choice time. Children can discover the home center, build with blocks, play in the sand and various other activities. Before it is time to go home the children will have some time in the gym for a group game or skill development.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The goals, policies, procedures and expectations are reviewed at our opening orientation meeting. A lesson plan for the following week is sent home each week. This plan outlines activities and goals for the week. A monthly newsletter and notes concerning special events are placed in the child's cubbie to go home with any other activities the child has completed. Parents are encouraged to speak with the teachers about any concerns they may have through out the year. Parent/Teacher conferences are held in early spring for parents with children entering Kindergarten in the fall. Parent/Director conferences are held individually at the beginning of the year and in a group setting near the end of the school year. A summary of the child's progress is presented at these conferences.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

The child's first experience with separation from the parent into a school setting is challenging for the child as well as the parent. Prior to the start of school parents and children are welcomed to explore and familiarize themselves with the classroom and teachers. We work with the child and the parent during this transition. Parents are encouraged to have the teacher take the child into the classroom to get the child involved in an activity. We have observation windows into the classroom that allow the parents to observe their child as they transition into the classroom. Parents can stay to observe to be assured their child is OK. These observation windows also allow visitors through out the year to see the program without disrupting the classroom.