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Ward Parkway Preschool

7406 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 361-2201


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"* All children are a "gift from God." (Psalm 127.3)
* All children have an insatiable curiosity to learn about the world around them, and if provided with a rich environment will discover highly creative ways of constructing their own knowledge in ways that are appropriate for themselves.
* Play is one of the major ways young children construct knowledge.
* Clear thinking, decision making and problem solving are basic skills learned through practical play relationships and healthy interpersonal experiences.
* The use of work sheets and rigid academic drills are NOT appropriate for preschool children and lead to boredom, self-defeat and loss of the pure joy of learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00 - 9:05 Arrival
9:05 - 9:20 Circle (Calendar, Weather, Job Charts, Introduction of Theme/
Learning Unit)
9:20 - 10:00 Free choice in Learning Centers and small groups
10:00 - 10:10 Clean-up
10:10 - 10:30 Playground
10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom/Wash Hands/Snack
10:45 - 11:05 PE
11:05 - 11:20 Circle (Music, Creative Dramatics, Story)
11:20 - 11:30 Prepare to Go Home and Review Experiences
11:30 Dismissal"
Excerpted from the preschool's website