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Future Environments, Inc. Child Development Center

123 West Nixon Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220

(513) 487-2730

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We have a team based approach to planning and individualization. Our teachers meet weekly to develop lesson plans and individual goals.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to create learning opportunities for children and to empower families by serving as a resource and providing encouragement, advocacy and support.

A Typical Day


6:30-7:00 Arrival & Large Muscle Play
7:00-9:00 Free choice at Learning Centers
9:00-9:30 Wash up & Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Free choice at Learning Centers
11:00-11:15 Circle Time**
11:15-11:20 Bathroom & Wash up
11:20-12:00 Reading(G1)/Muscle Room* (G2)
11:40-12:00 Reading(G2)/Muscle Room* (G1)
12:00-12:30 Wash up & Lunch
12:15-12:30 Group Time **
12:30-1:00 Bathroom & Story Time
1:00-3:00 Rest Time
3:15-3:30 Clean up & Bathroom
3:30-5:00 Free choice at Learning Centers
5:00-6:00 Large Muscle Play* & Departure

*Weather permitting Large Muscle Play will be held on the playground.

** Group Time is flexible.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an open door policy. If parents have any concerns they are always encouraged to discuss it the the teaching team. In addition to that we provide parent/teacher conferences twice a year.

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
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

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