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The Kids' Spot

11502 Newport Ave
Omaha, NE 68164

Phone:
(402) 445-4302

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We have structured times of learning and during free time the children are offered activities and toys that reinforce our learning. I believe that children learn the most when they are having fun.

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
  • Unlimited access to dry-erase & chalk boards, crayons, pencils, markers, word & letter games, and magnets
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Sorting & pattern activities, generally incorporated into our day
Time & space more

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

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Cooking, manipulatives, discovery tables and bottles
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Learning songs and making instruments, classical music at naptime
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Textures to manipulate
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
  • Tricycles
  • 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
  • Field trips that involve physical activity
Other subjects taught sign language and spanish social skills and problem solving

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

I keep a small group so that I am able to give the individual attention to each child that they deserve and need at this age. Some children will advance through the units at a fast pace and will be given exploratory work to broaden their learning. Children who are new to a concept will receive the extra attention that they need until they master a unit.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Children will grasp at any opportunity within their reach. It is my responsibility to offer nurturing and educational opportunities for them reach for.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

On our website is a username/password protected area with pictures and information for each family relating to their child.
We are actively involved with Scholastic and the Book Clubs to encourage partnership in literacy between school and home.
Regular school events which families are encouraged to attend.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year