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Kiddy Karrousel, Inc

135 Gilchrist St
Fayette, MS 39069

Phone:
(601) 786-6400

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We provide a mixture of activities focusing on the chronological and developmental age of student involved. We use curriculum based monitoring to drive curriculum decisions.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Stencils, variety of papers and writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Sequencing cards, sorting,bookx, paper, pencils, etc.
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • books, balance scales, sand, water, microscope, binoculars, etc. etc
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • CDs',, props, books
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • playdough, stencils, craft sticks, glue, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We also focus on manipulatives for small motor development.

From the Director:

We use OWL curriculum as a base but correlates it with the Early Learning Guidelines for the state of MS

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We use scientific based reading research suggestions to help every student be successful with kindergarten readiness skills.
The administrator has seven years working with Early Reading First Grants and provide activities that has been proven to meet individual needs of at-risk, excelling, or culturally diverse children. These activities are shared through staff development and follow-up through classroom observation, coaching, mentoring, video taping, sharing, and reflection.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to educated the "Whole Child". We provide a play based curriculum where children are allowed to grow and flourish yhrough developmentally appropriate activities.
We focus on providing many opportunities for exposure to books.

A Typical Day

Arrival
Free Choice Centers
Breakfast
Morning Meeting
Student and Teacher Directed Center Activities
Gross Motor/Outside Play
Lunch
Rest
Free Choice Center
Gross Motor/Outside Play
Evening Meeting
Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication is the key to our success. Parents receive weekly classroom notes, monthly center newsletters, greeted on arrival and departures, quarterly parent teacher conferences, parents volunteer in classrooms, parents evaluate the center annually, parent resource center, lending library, and an open-door policy.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to bring favorite toys, blankets, or pictures of family members for children to observe during the day. We comfort and console a crying child. We assure the child of the parents return and they will go home at the end of the day.