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Imagine & Explore Llc

19102 Q St
Omaha, NE 68135-1558

(402) 255-0000


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Imagine and Explore's curriculum is two-fold. We focus on academics (reading, writing, phonics, math, and science) through a program called "The Letter People". We also work on character traits such as kindness, manners, and respect. Our daily schedules have the children active and constantly learning throughout their day.

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
  • Language rich environment.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives
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
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Using music, songs, and fingerplays to learn.
Visual arts more

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

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  • 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
  • We are a half day program and use our large motor room for physical activities and movement.
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Imagine and Explores curriculum will consist of a structured daily routine. We will be using the �??Letter People®�?? to introduce letters and phonics. �?� Children spend time working alone, one-on-one with the teacher, and working in small and large groups. �?� Daily routine will consist of Greeting circle, Planning time, Work time, Clean up time, Recall time, Circle time, Small group time and Large motor room time �?� Each student will have their own portfolio of which is filled with teacher observations and collected works. These portfolios are kept current throughout the year and given to the parents at the end of the school year. In addition to the portfolios we also have parent-teacher conferences twice a year.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because our classroom size is small; children receive one-on-one time with the teacher and are able to ask for help when needed or can be challenged individually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The goal of Imagine and Explore is to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve by striving to help children become successful in their future educational experiences. We do this by careful and detailed planning in accordance with the best available knowledge of early childhood education and development.

A Typical Day

8:45-9:00 Welcome / Arrival

9:00-9:25 Circle Time / Phonics

Letter Person

9:25-9:30 Center Plan Time

9:30-10:00 Free Choice Centers /
Small Group Activity

10:00-10:15 Clean Up / Bathroom Break

10:15-10:30 Snack / Drinks

10:30-10:45 Large Motor Room

10:45-11:15 Large Group Project

11:15-11:30 Letter Person Review

11:30-11:45 Pack Up / Daily Recall

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Imagine and Explore Preschool encourages parent involvement through our open door policy, Parent Project Days, classroom parties, parent-teacher conferences and teacher appreciation. We also have "Meet the teacher night" at the beginning of the school year for the children to meet the teacher and see their classrooms.
We like to offer a variety of early childhood articles and information for the parents to take on their own accord.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children that are having separation anxiety are handled carefully by cooperation between the parent and teacher. Sometimes, this may be by having the child bring something special from home, or finding an activity in the classroom that the child loves to do.