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L.E.A.P. Preschool (Little ones Explore And Practice)

Trinity Baptist Church, 80 Clinton St.
Concord, NH 03301

Phone:
(603) 717-8932

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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

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  • Musical instruments
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
Other subjects taught Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (the fruit of the spirit), Bible stories, good moral character, early literacy skills, mathematical concepts.

From the Director:

Our program has a combination of centers, table time, cozy time (listening/reading stories with a favorite stuffed animal), music, cooperative play, teachable moments, fine and gross motor activities. It's a very well-rounded program.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teacher's think outside of the box, as a young child does. The activities promote interactions with one another no matter what the ability level. There's something to be gained out of each activity!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

LEAP provides a positive first educational experience in a nurturing and fun environment. Our activities and interactions are centered on I John 4:8...God is love. Children come into our program brimming with excitement and can't wait to come back!

A developmental music program (Tiny Tunes) is part of our curriculum.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Weekly newsletter are sent home via email and hardcopy. Progress reports are issued in November and April. We encourage parents and family members to participate in our classrooms.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Each child handles separation uniquely so we approach separation with compassion and what parent's feel most comfortable.