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Youthland Academy - Of Tri-County

110 Merchant Street
Cincinnati, OH 45246

(513) 772-6088


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The needs of children and their parents are the concerns of Youthland Academy. By providing the best possible care to children, we are contributing to the happiness and the security of their parents and to the community they live in.

First and foremost, Youthland Academy provides children constant and alert supervision in a safe environment, screened from hazards. The large classroom with designated area for learning centers provide for both quiet and active play. Our entire program is designed to enable children to have a positive self-concept and to know success and fulfillment through programs of positive self-concept and to know success from the beginning. This is possible because our Academy environment provides children the opportunity to be safe in their quest as natural leaders.

Youthland Academy is a "learning center" that assists children to realize success and fulfillment through programs of positive self-image. Children experience the joy of learning; they feel loved and accepted. Our program is our attitude.

Our Teachers and Directors are provided monthly themes that ignite each child's unique pleasure in learning. The monthly curriculum suggests proven ways to include these themes in a variety of "discovery centered" activities. Using the curriculum's themes, each teacher designs individualized lesson plans. We do not adhere to the standardized lesson plan because we feel there is no standard child or standard class. This is why we keep our teacher-child ratio at the level that comfortably supports personal attention.

Included with classroom discovery and stimulation are field trips. At some of our Academies, we also provide activities such as gymnastics and dance classes. These services enable parents to further enrich their children's lives without cutting into the quality time parents and children share after working hours.

Progress reports are given to parents to keep them up-to-date on the total growth of their child/ren. Formal conferences are scheduled yearly to discuss a child's progress. However, parents are encouraged to meet their child's teacher and director, and visit the Academy at any time they feel necessary."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

6:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 Nap
Large Motor Activities
Song and Games
Outdoor Walks

11:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time and/or Play
Afternoon Snack
Free Play
Large Motor Activities
Outdoor Walks

6:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
Free play
Circle activities
9:00 - 11:15 Small group center activities
Attendance, weather, and morning snack
Story telling
Outdoor play
Centers (sand & water, large motor, dramatic play,
housekeeping, manipulative)
11:15-12:00 Lunch
12:00-2:00 Nap time (story record, soft or classical music)
2:00 - 4:30 Centers
Afternoon snack
Outdoor play
Arts & crafts
4:30 - 6:00 Good Grooming; large motor; circle time, and free play

6:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
Free Play
Circle Game Actvities (Good Morning, Weather Charts and Daily Calendar)

9:00 - 11:45 Daily Pre-School Curriculum - Includes the Following Learning Centers: Arts & Crafts, Dramatic Play, Science & Math, Transportation Toys, Language Arts, and Sensory Activities

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:30 Nap Time (Story Record, Soft or Classical Music)

2:30 - 4:15 Afternoon Snack
Outdoors or Table Toys
Music (Singing and Introduction to Musical Instruments)
Arts & Crafts
4:15-6:00 Good Grooming
Large Motor Exercises
Circle Games
Free Play"
Excerpted from the preschool's website