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Adventure Learning Center Limited

850 New Ballwin Road
Ballwin, MO 63021

Phone:
(636) 394-0600

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of Adventure Learning Center, Ltd., is based on this set of beliefs:

We recognize each child to be an individual that brings to our center experiences, strengths, and curiosity to understand the world around him/her.

We believe every child has the right to a safe, nurturing environment where they feel secure and comfortable. Each child has the right to an atmosphere that allows the child to develop to his/her maximum ability. It is the teacher's responsibility to provide opportunities for this development to occur.

We believe each child has the right to develop at his/her own pace. We respect individual development and physical difference and difference in racial and ethnic heritages.

We believe children learn the best through active participation with their environment and we should provide materials and activities which promote growth in each child's cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and social development.

We believe each child has the right to a positive self image. We believe that in treating children with love and respect, they will, in turn, learn to treat others with that same love and respect.

We believe that parents are the most important adults in a child's life. We strive to form a partnership with our children's parents through mutual respect and open communication and make every effort to support individual parenting styles and choices.



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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"TODDLER DAILY SCHEDULE - 16 to 24 Months

6:00 - 8:30 Arrival, breakfast, gathering time
8:30 - 9:00 Circle Time
9:00 - 10:00 Free Play
10:00 - 10:30 Snack Time
10:30 - 11:30 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting)
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 - 12:30 Clean up, prepare for nap
12:30 - 3:00 Nap Time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4:00 Circle Time - story time, sensory time
4:00 - 6:30 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting); departure of children; communication between parents and teachers

TWO YEAR OLD'S DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 - 8:30 Arrival, breakfast, gather time
8:30 - 9:30 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting)
9:30 - 10:00 Circle Time
10:00 - 10:30 Snack Time
10:30 - 11:15 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting)
11:15 - 11:45 Stories and songs
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch Time
12:15 - 12:45 Clean up; prepare for nap
12:45 - 3:00 Nap Time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4:30 Creativity Time
4:30 - 6:30 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting); departure of children; communication between parents and teachers

PRE-KINDERGARTEN DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 - 8:30 Arrival, breakfast, gathering time
8:30 - 9:30 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor (weather permitting) learning through play
9:30 - 10:00 Circle Time
10:00 - 10:30 Snack Time
10:30 - 11:00 Adventure Time - application of group lesson
11:00 -11:45 Art lesson and individual centers
11:45 - 12:00 Stories and songs
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Time
12:30 - 1:00 Clean up
1:00 - 3:00 Nap time/Quiet time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4:00 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor (weather permitting)
4:00 - 5:00 Group activity
5:00 - 6:30 Individual play, departure of children, communication between parents and teachers



PRESCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 - 8:30 Arrival, breakfast, gathering
8:30 - 9:00 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor (weather permitting); learning through play
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:00 Snack Time
10:00 - 11:00 Adventure Time - application of group lesson
11:00 - 11:30 Art lesson and individual centers
11:30 - 12:00 Stories and songs
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Time
12:30 - 1:00 Clean up - departure of half day students
1:00 - 3:00 Nap time/Quiet time
3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon snack
3:30 - 4:00 Adventure Time - Creativity Time
4:00 - 5:00 Adventure Time - indoor or outdoor (weather permitting) learning through play
5:00 - 6:30 Individual play; departure of children; communication between parents and teachers



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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Pick-Up