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Parsippany Child Day Care Center

300 Baldwin Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Phone:
(973) 334-7286

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
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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
  • A variety of math manipulatives in toddler and preschool classes and in our Science and Math Exploration program (including tape measure, measuring cups, abacus, shapes, grouping sets, patterning sets, charting.
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
  • We have a science lab full of materials and experiments for our Science and Math Exploration program.
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • CDs and iPods with a variety of children's music and other genres.
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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  • 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
Other subjects taught We offer a Science & Math Exploration program that emphasizes developing cognitive and social skills through hands-on science and math observations and experimentation. Our dedicated teacher introduces basic science and math concepts and provides opportunities for problem solving, critical thinking and working cooperatively, The activities cultivate enthusiasm and interest in these subject matters. Plus, the children have fun! In our summer program, our preschoolers go swimming once a week and participate in a fun sports camp.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We encourage each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a safe, stimulating environment that encompasses school, home and the community.

We believe that children learn at their own rates through observation, exploration and positive interaction with peers and adults.

A Typical Day

6:30 - 9:00 Breakfast and free play
9:00 Story/circle time/science (preschool) Morning snack (waddlers)
10:00 Outdoor play
11:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Nap
3:00 Afternoon snack and outdoor play
4:00 - 6:00 Story time / indoor free play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication with parents is open, ongoing and encouraged. The executive director and education director are available daily to talk with parents, as are teachers.
We have a back-to-school night for parents and twice yearly parent-teacher conferences. Our teachers compile portfolios of the children, which include the children's projects, teachers' observations and photographs.
We provide information to parents through monthly newsletters and ongoing communication of community programs and services as well as parent education topics.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Directors, teachers and the family work together to develop a plan that meets the needs of the individual child.