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The Point Ymca Early Childhood Center At Stillwater Umc

6911 Frederick Pike at Dog Leg Road
Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 454-9405


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child recieves a developmental screening upon enrollment. Each child is observed daily and a record is developed to create individualized instruction.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of the The POINT is to serve the community by providing early childhood educational opportunities that are rich in Christian values. Our objective is to help each child: EXPLORE, CREATE and DEVELOP spiritually, emotionally, mentally and socially.
The program staff and environment provide a setting that allows each child to broaden their interests, creativity and curiosity. Our curriculum is aligned with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Interview at time of registration, Parent Meeting prior to first day, Parent Handbook, monthly Parent Newsletter, Monthly classroom calendar, daily activity record, parent conferences 2 times per year, child progress reports 3 times per year, developmental screening report annually, family and parent nights with educational themes, student portfolios, yearbook of activities, etc.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Handled on an individual basis as determined by staff, director and parent.