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Pathways To Learning Children's Center

27350 West Chicago
Redford, MI 48239

Phone:
(313) 937-3002

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Welcome to Pathways To Learning. Our first priority is to insure a smooth transition into our program for you and your child. It is the goal of Pathways To Learning Children's Center to provide each child with a happy, healthy, safe, and stimulating environment. We endeavor to meet each child's individual cognitive, emotional, social, physical and creative needs by providing them with many paths to travel. As they explore these various paths, dramatic play, music and movement, science, literature and language skills, creative art and large and small muscle experiences, they begin to acquire new knowledge.
They start to develop a positive self concept, a sense of independence and begin to attain the ability to express, understand and control their feelings. Thus, learning to get along with others, learning feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults.
In order to achieve our goals, the program is semi-structured. We offer children the opportunity to work independently and to participate in constructive group activities.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Morning Activities
7:00AM Arrival - The staff and some children arrive. Children participate in self-directed activities.
8:45AM Clean-Up Time - The children are encouraged to clean up the materials they have used.
9:00AM Music & Movement and Story Time
9:30AM Group Time - The directed program begins. During this time we say good-morning to one another, do finger plays, and sing songs. Other group-time activities may include concepts such as: colors and shapes, the day of the week, the weather, the sound of the week, art, science, cooking and discussing the activities of the day.
Snack Time - Nutritious snacks and juices are served.
Child Directed Play - The children will also have the opportunity to go outdoors at this time.
11:15AM Clean Up Time - The children are encouraged to clean up the materials they have used.
11:30AM Story Time
11:45AM Lunch Time - The center will provide milk for each child.
Afternoon Activities
12:15PM Nap Time - Nappers must have a small sheet and blanket in a zippered tote bag labeled with the child's name. Non-nappers and half-day children will participate in quiet activities.
2:30PM Story Time
2:45PM Snack Time - Nutritious snacks and juices are served.
Group Time - The directed program begins. During this time we say good-afternoon to one another, do finger plays and sing songs. Other group activities may include concepts such as colors and shapes, the day of the week, the weather, the sound of the week, art, science, cooking and discussing the activities of the day. (Morning group time activities are not repeated. Fresh and new ideas are used.)
3:30PM Child Directed Play - The children will also have the opportunity to go outdoors at this time.
Clean Up Time - The children are encouraged to clean up the materials they have used.
4:00PM Music & Movement and Story Time
4:30PM to CLOSE Parent Arrival - Small group and quiet activities are encouraged.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website