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Cradle 2 Crayons

1778 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 350-0222


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We have a child-centered approach to learning. We believe each child is an individual and education should center on their individual interests.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child's needs are met on a day to day basis. Our teachers take the time to get to know each child so that activities can be designed to reach all of the children in our programs.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

6:00-8:00 Center Activities/Free Play Exploration
8:00 Breakfast/Free Play Exploration
9:00 Circle Time
9:30 Learning Exploration Time
10:30 Storytime
11:00 Outside Play
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Nap
2:30 Snack
3:00 Circle Time
3:30 Outside
4:30-8:00 Center Exploration/Free Play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide a daily sheet to each parent that outlines what the child did during the day, what they ate and any upcoming events that we may have approaching. We send home a calendar of activities for the parents to see what we do on a day to day basis.


Separation is Handled through:

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