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Grow In Peace

8240 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64138

Phone:
(816) 353-3910
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Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Curriculum and learning activities are planned for the children as individuals.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The curriculum will center on developmentally appropriate practice, focusing on the process of learning not the product, be flexible enough to allow children to make individual choices, encourage the children's creativity, teach children to respect themselves, instill obedience that is pleasing to God and others and increase the children's self-esteem.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant Program
Infant program sample daily routine
6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Arrival
Breakfast
Diapering
Observations
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Activities
Diapering
Feeding
Napping
Buggy Ride
Stories
Music
Exploring

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Diapering
Observations
Feeding
Napping
Exploring
Activities
Dabbling in Art
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Diapering
Observations
Feeding
Exploring
Clean-Up
Departure
Toddler Program
Toddler program sample daily routine

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Arrival
Welcome
Hand Washing
Breakfast
Diapering
Child's Choice Play
Circle Large Group Time
9:00 AM to 11:15 AM Christian Devotion (Music)
Large Muscle Skills Outside
Diapering
Hand Washing
Lunch (Clean-Up)

11:15 AM to 2:00 PM Napping
Quiet Time
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Diapering
Hand Washing
Art
Exploration
Snack Time

3:30 PM to 6:00 PM Outside
Music and Movement
Area
Diapering
Hand Washing
Buggy Ride
Clean-Up
Departure

Two's Program
Two's program sample daily routine

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Arrival
Welcome
Hand Washing
Breakfast
Restroom
Center Area's
9:00 AM to 10:50 AM Christian Devotion (Songs / Stories)
Morning Circle (Art-Sensory)
Restroom
Hand Washing
Outdoor
Large Muscle

10:50 AM to 12:00 PM Hand Washing
Lunch Time
Restroom
Tooth Brushing
12:00 PM to 2:15 PM Napping
Quiet Time
Clean-Up

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM Restroom
Hand Washing
Snack Time
Clean-Up
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Restroom
Outdoor Play
Recall
Circle Time
Clean-up
Departure
Preschool Program
The staff utilizes two types of curriculum within the program, Voyages and Creative Curriculum. Voyages is the Christian component and assists the staff in teaching about the love of our Lord. Creative Curriculum is the age appropriate component that guides the staff with the methods needed to build on the child's individualized development.
Preschool program sample daily routine

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Arrival
Hand Washing
Child's Choice Play
Breakfast
Clean-up
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Circle Time (Devotions, Lessons, Calendar, Share Time, Singing, etc)
Large Group Activities
Computer Skills
Center Areas
Outdoor Play
large Muscle
Restroom
Hand Washing

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch Time
Restroom
Hand Washing
Tooth Brushing
Clean-up
Story Time
1:00 PM to 2:45 PM Napping
Quiet Time

2:45 PM to 6:00 PM Restroom
Hand Washing
Snack Time
Circle Time
Center Areas
Computer Skills
Child's Choice Play
Outdoor Play
Clean-up
Departure

Pre-kindergarten Program
The staff utilizes two types of curriculum within the program, Voyages and Creative Curriculum. Voyages is the Christian component and assists the staff in teaching about the love of our Lord. Creative Curriculum is the age appropriate component that guides the staff with the methods needed to build on the child's individualized development.
Pre-kindergarten program sample daily routine

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Arrival
Hand Washing
Child's Choice Play
Breakfast
Clean-up
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM Circle Time (Devotions, Lessons, Calendar, Flag, Pledges, Memory Verses)
Large Group Activities
Reading
Math Concepts
Computer Skills
Outdoor Play
Large Muscle
Restroom
Hand Washing

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Time
Restroom
Hand Washing
Tooth Brushing
Clean-up
Story Time
1:00 PM to 2:45 PM Napping
Quiet Time

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM Restroom
Hand Washing
Snack Time
Story Time
3:45 PM to 6:00 PM Center Areas
Small Group Activities (Phonics, shapes, classifications, sequencing, matching, rhymes, opposites)
Computer Skills
Outdoor Play
Restroom
Clean-up
Departure
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school