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Smoky Row Children's Center

8615 Smoky Row Road
Powell, OH 43065

(614) 766-2122


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The most important goals of our preschool curriculum are for the children to get along well with others and become enthusiastic learners. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others. We're teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We do this by creating purposeful and productive play experiences that help children grow in all areas.

Social/emotional: to help children develop independence, self-confidence, and self-control; follow rules and routines, make friends, and learn what it means to be part of a group.

Physical: to increase children's large muscle skills-balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching. And use the small muscles in their hand to do tasks like buttoning, stinging beads, cutting, drawing, and writing.

Cognitive: to acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically; sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns; and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.

Language: to use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words, and begin writing for a purpose.
Through the activities we plan, the way we organize the classroom, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, we seek to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.

Excerpted from the preschool's website