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Early Learning Preschool Inc

2704 Southern Blvd Se # 10
Rio Rancho, NM 87124-3749

(505) 892-5105


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Children learn through experience and play. Problem solving, critical thinking, cooperation, and many other life skills can be learned through play. Many different approaches to mastering these skills can be attempted without judgment of success or failure. This affords the child the opportunity to experiment with many roles and see what feels right to them. By creating an environment conducive to playful learning children will develop greater self esteem.

At ELP one of our main goals is to encourage children to develop self-esteem and self-confidence by providing them a wide array of age appropriate activities in which they will find success. The learning center approach to teaching as an age appropriate method for young children for many reasons. Children need to learn at different paces; they are active and can assume responsibility for learning and practice choice making within limits. Independence is developed in this environment and this is a critical step on early childhood development. Making choices makes them more motivated to learn. This allows for more peer interaction, cooperative learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and many social skills. Learning Centers also provide the opportunity for more oral language development because they encourage children to verbalize problems, solutions, and actions more than other learning environments. Because they have been given the power to choose they will grow in ways you have never imagined. They will learn more and retain more, but most of all they will smile more!!

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:05 AM
12:50 PM
Student Arrival
9:20 AM
1:05 PM Opening Activies
Pledge of Allegience, Calendar and Weather, color
umber/shape or letter buckets.
9:50 AM
1:30 PM Academic Art/Activity
Students participate in academic and art lessons including but not limited to introduction to letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
10:15 AM
2:00 PM Self-Selection
Students select from the nine learning centers: Science, Blocks, Manipulatives, Home Living/Dramatic Play, Library, Listening and Writing, Art, Computer, and Music.
10:45 AM
2:30 PM Clean up and prepare for snack.
10:55 AM
2:40 PM Snack Time
11:10 AM
2:55 PM Outside/Exercise Time
11:25 AM
3:10 PM Group Circle Time
Whole group story time.
11:35 AM
3:20 PM Dismissal begins
Students participate in music activities while waiting for parents to arrive.
11:45 AM
3:30 PM End of the Day
Excerpted from the preschool's website