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A Child's Haven

1306 Feise Road
O Fallon, MO 63368

(636) 240-6455


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our center's programs are designed to provide a rich, warm, loving, and supportive, family-like environment where your child may develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Our educational objectives are based on our knowledge of children and the way they develop. The staff uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which is based upon each child's age and developmental level. Each teacher plans a variety of learning experiences and encourages play to expand thinking skills, and foster an excitement for learning. Our intention is to create a foundation for your child's educational growth. We know that you desire the best care for you child. Loving teachers will provide all your child's needs while you are at work. We also attend to your child's inner self. We help him or her to learn right from wrong, encourage love for one another, and cultivate peace in his or her world. We want your child to experience a joyful life, have patience for others, and have self-control. Our intention is to esteem children as valuable and precious.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant typical day :

Greeting of Infants
Communication with parents
Infant exploration of surroundings
Individual Time for Fine Motor Development such as grasping, turning and tracking
Gross Motor Development accomplished inside or outside providing balls, push

ull toys, strollers and swings
Sensory Activities involving touching, feely books and textures
Individual Time with adult talking, cuddling and rocking
Gross Motor Development by reaching, pushing, pulling, crawling and walking
Outside Time provided for exploring, walking, swings and balls
Music Activities incorporating moving to rhythms, listening and singing
Language Development by talking, listening and looking at books
Gross Motor Development with rolling, climbing and crawling
Art and Sensory Activities such as painting with applesauce, finger paints and collages
Greet parents during pick-up

Your Toddler's typical day :

Greet child and parents
Music activity sing along songs with fingerplays and puppets
Language and Literacy Activity sharing a story and flannel board story
Free Choice Activities exploring the room and finding their favorite toy
Outside Time swinging, exploring and riding toys
Art and Sensory Exploration
Circle Time singing, counting and preparing for lunch
Quiet Activities and preparation for rest time
Rest Time
Math and Science Activities sorting, nesting cups and animal recognition
Dramatic Play having fun in the play kitchen, dressing up, be your favorite animal
Outside Time running, ball play and blowing bubbles
Music Activities such as dancing, instruments and singing
Review of the day and departure time

Your Preschooler's typical day:

Greet Child and Parents on Arrival
Free Choice Activities
Language and Literacy Activities
Arts and Crafts
Computer Lab
Calendar, Weather, Daily Chores, Show and Tell
Outside Time/Indoor Playground
Reading and Writing Readiness Center
Math and Manipulatives
Music and Movement
Quiet Activities
Rest Time
Science and Social Studies
Outside Time
Art and Sensory
Dramatic Play and Home Area
Free Choice
Review of the day and departure

Your Child's typical day:

Greeting child and parents
Free Choice Activities
Fine Motor Activities such as lacing beads, manipulating clay
Outside Time enjoying bikes, climbing, hopping, swings
Language and Literacy Activities sharing a story, talking and fingerplays
Music Activities incorporating movement, singing and fingerplays
Calendar, Weather, Daily Chores, Show&Tell
Creative Art making glitter, paint, yarn into something wonderful
Science and Math exploring numbers, plants, animals and shapes
Lunch with our friends
Quiet Activities before rest time
Rest Time
Outside Time running, pretending in the house, digging, hula hoops
Sensory Activities including touching a pinecone, smelling a lemon and tasting a watermelon
Fine Motor Activities at the tables, crayons, nesting cups, small blocks
Review the day and departure time
Excerpted from the preschool's website