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Peace Presbyterian Children Center

1777 W Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27513

Phone:
(919) 467-5977

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Peace Presbyterian Children’s Center provides a program in which the Christian faith is taught
and shared by children and teachers, and that is consistent with the highest standards of early
childhood education. The Children’s Center and the Family Bible School of Peace Presbyterian
Church work together to provide an integrated Christian education program for children to play,
work, learn, and grow together using shared equipment and resources. The curriculum is based on the traditional American Nursery School approach, which uses teacherand childinitiated activities. The curriculum supports the belief that children learn best through active involvement with materials, other children, and adults in good play. Classrooms are set up in learning centers, and children are free to choose activities and move in and out of the centers. These centers allow and encourage individual differences in maturity, and challenge children to make discoveries on their own. Centers available daily on an ageappropriate level may include: art center, writing center, collage center, block center, home center, manipulative center, science center, quiet area, water and sand play center, and book center. Games, math,
special language arts activities, music and movement are also available in the classes. The teacher is responsible for setting up this learning environment, and guiding the children through ageappropriate activities as each child displays readiness. Children's interests and ideas are encouraged, and teachers provide a time and space for creative childinitiated
activities. During this time, some children will prefer to work on their own while others prefer to carry out projects as
a group. These interests allow children to explore and learn at their own pace and in ways they choose.
We seek to provide an intellectually stimulating and emotionally wholesome environment for children to explore, ask questions, move, interact, experience, play, create, and progress developmentally in freedom within limits. Therefore, our approach is focused on the whole child and how that child learns physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. We seek to integrate all these domains of development. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"2 Year Old
9:00 Greeting children and talking with them about their choices of activities in centers.
Block Play Puzzles and Pegs
Trucks and Cars Looking at books
Easel Painting Science activities
Additional Art Sand/water play
Crayoning Manipulative toys
Playdough Housekeeping, dress up, and dramatic play
10:00 Cleanup,
songs, fingerplays, stories, games
10:30 Snack in primary care groups, books, music, and prayer
11:00 Outside play (every day as weather permits) and large motor movement
11:50 Movement and music
12:00 Dismissal
3 Year Old
9:00 Greeting children and encouraging them to choose activities which have been set
up in the following centers:
Block Play Puzzles and Pegs
Trucks and Cars Looking at books
Easel Painting Science activities
Additional Art Sand/water play
Crayoning Manipulative toys
Playdough Housekeeping, dress up, and dramatic play
Writing Center Table Games for counting and sorting
Depending on a special topic for the morning or week, there will be other special activities such
as cooking. Pretending is a big component of this first part of the morning as children creatively
expand their play themes.
10:00 Cleanup,
songs, fingerplays, stories, games, restroom
10:30 Snack in primary care groups, books, music and prayer
11:00 Outside play (every day as weather permits) and large motor movement
11:50 Movement and music
12:00 Dismissal
4 Year Old
9:00 Greeting children and encouraging them to choose activities which have been set in the
following centers:
Block Play Puzzles and Pegs
Trucks and Cars Looking at books
Easel Painting Science activities
Additional Art Sand/water play
Crayoning Manipulative toys
Playdough Housekeeping, dress up, and dramatic play
Writing Center Collage, puppet making
Table games for counting Computer (when donated)
and sorting
Depending on a special topic for the morning or week, there will be other special activities such
as cooking. Pretending is a big component of this first part of the morning as children creatively
expand their play themes.
10:00 Cleanup,
songs, fingerplays, stories, games, restroom
10:30 Snack in primary care groups, books and music
11:00 Outside play (every day as weather permits) and large motor movement
11:50 Movement and music
12:30 Dismissal "
Excerpted from the preschool's website