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Academy Of Young Minds

215 Wadsworth Road
Wadsworth, OH 44281

Phone:
(330) 384-6606

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Academy Of Young Minds recognizes that our mission is to serve children, staff, families, and communities. We have made a commitment to provide positive, nurturing, and enriched learning environments and experiences that foster cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in each child as an individual. It is our philosophy that each child will attain his/her potential if given the appropriate guidance and activities to promote this development. Our center highly emphasizes a curriculum that includes a full day of creative and constructive learning. Along with art, computer lab, dance, and dramatic play, your child is offered educational instruction in reading, math, science, language arts, social studies, and foreign language.

We provide opportunities to our staff that promote personal and professional growth and development that further enhances their abilities and empowers them to bring necessary, key experiences to the children’s daily environment. They attend periodic in-services on pertinent issues such as Behavior Modification, Play Therapy, and Child Development. In addition, staff members are trained in first aid, the recognition, prevention, and management of communicable diseases and recognition of child abuse. All full time teachers at our center are certified in early childhood development and/or degreed in education. They understand the importance of following and communicating the progress of your child’s growth. Therefore, weekly lesson plans are posted, daily reports are posted, and parent teacher communication is encouraged for your child’s optimal development. You may be secure in knowing that your child is in the care of a loving, knowledgeable and a professional staff member who deeply values your child as an individual and who will contribute positively to their overall development.

We provide assurances to families that their children benefit from the daily experiences we offer. We recognize that the parents are the primary source of education in their child’s life. Through this recognition, we strongly encourage participation and support from the parents. Parents are welcome to visit their child or to participate with them in their classroom at any time during the day.

We further allow families to pursue careers and activities within our communities that contribute to and enhance the healthy development of the family unit and the community as a whole. We are committed to developing quality standards and establishing a strong presence through growth and awareness that effectively impacts the early childhood care and education community."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Jr. Infant Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Individualized Stimulation Activities

7:30 - 7:45 Diaper Changing

7:45 - 8:00 Sensory Activities

8:00 - 9:00 Feed Infants According To Their Schedules

9:00 - 10:00 Music Activities

10:00 - 10:30 Diaper Changing

10:30 - 11:00 Language Development Activities

11:00 - 12:00 Feed Infants According To Their Schedules

12:00 - 12:30 Individualized Stimulation Activities

12:30 - 1:00 Diaper Changing

1:00 - 2:00 Gross Motor Movement Development

2:00 - 3:00 Feed Infants According To Their Schedules

3:00 - 3:30 Outside Time / Sensory Activities

3:30 - 4:00 Diaper Changing

4:00 - 5:00 Fine Motor Activities

5:00 - 5:30 Feed Infants According To Their Schedules

5:30 - 6:30 Music & Diaper Changing




Sr. Infant Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Individualized Stimulation Activities

7:30 - 8:00 Music & Diaper Changing

8:00 - 8:30 Handwashing & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Activity Room (Gross Motor & Dramatic Play)

9:00 - 9:30 Arts & Crafts

9:30 - 10:00 Story Time

10:00 - 10:30 Diaper Changing

10:30 - 11:00 Outside Play

11:00 - 11:30 Manipulative & Sensory Activities

11:30 - 12:00 Handwashing & Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time

2:00 - 2:30 Diaper Changing

2:30 - 3:00 Story Time

3:00 - 3:30 Outside Play

3:30 - 4:00 Gross Motor Activities

4:00 - 5:00 Individualized Stimulation Activities

5:00 - 5:30 Diaper Changing

5:30 - 6:30 Music Activities




Jr. Toddler Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Free Play

7:30 - 8:00 Music & Diaper Changing

8:00 - 8:30 Handwashing & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Educational Centers

9:00 - 9:30 Story Time

9:30 - 10:00 Art

10:00 - 10:30 Language Arts / Math Activities

10:30 - 11:00 Activity Room / Outside Play

11:00 - 11:30 Diaper Changing / Restroom & Handwashing

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Clean Up Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 Nap Time

2:30 - 2:40 Diaper Changing / Restroom & Handwashing

2:40 - 3:00 Snack

3:00 - 3:20 Gross Motor / Activity Room

3:20 - 3:50 Music & Movement

3:50 - 4:20 Story Time / Restroom & Handwashing

4:20 - 4:50 Fine Motor Development

4:50 - 5:20 Educational Centers

5:20 - 5:30 Diaper Changing

5:30 - 6:30 Free Play & Clean Up




Sr. Toddler Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Free Play

7:30 - 8:00 Story Time & Restroom / Handwashing

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Language Arts Activities

9:00 - 9:30 Art

9:30 - 10:00 Math Readiness Activities

10:00 - 10:30 Activity Room / Outside Play

10:30 - 11:00 Science & Sensory Activities

11:00 - 11:20 Educational Centers

11:20 - 11:30 Restroom / Handwashing

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Clean Up Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 Nap Time

2:30 - 2:40 Restroom & Handwashing

2:40 - 3:00 Snack

3:00 - 3:30 Fine Motor Development

3:30 - 3:50 Music & Movement

3:50 - 4:20 Gross Motor / Activity Room

4:20 - 4:50 Educational Centers

4:50 - 5:20 Story Time

5:20 - 6:30 Free Play & Clean Up




Preschool II & III Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Free Play

7:30 - 8:00 Story Time & Restroom / Handwashing

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 8:50 Dramatic Play

8:50 - 9:10 Reading Readiness (Circle Time)

9:10 - 9:30 Computer Lab

9:30 - 10:00 Educational Centers

10:00 - 10:30 Art / Pottery

10:30 - 11:00 Math Readiness

11:00 - 11:20 Activity Room / Outside Play

11:20 - 11:30 Restroom / Handwashing

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time

2:00 - 2:30 Educational Centers

2:30 - 3:00 Restroom / Handwashing & Snack

3:00 - 3:20 Science & Sensory

3:20 - 3:50 Activity Room / Tumbling

3:50 - 4:20 Language Arts / Foreign Language

4:20 - 4:50 Outside Play

4:50 - 5:20 Music

5:20 - 6:30 Educational Centers




Pre-K I & II Daily Schedule

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6:30 - 7:30 Free Play

7:30 - 8:00 Story Time & Restroom / Handwashing

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Educational Centers

9:00 - 9:30 Reading Readiness (Circle Time)

9:30 - 10:00 Activity Room / Outside Play

10:00 - 10:20 Computer Lab

10:20 - 10:40 Math Readiness

10:40 - 11:00 Educational Centers

11:00 - 11:20 Art / Pottery

11:20 - 11:30 Restroom / Handwashing

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 Nap Time

2:00 - 2:30 Educational Centers

2:30 - 3:00 Restroom / Handwashing & Snack

3:00 - 3:20 Science & Sensory

3:20 - 3:50 Language Arts / Foreign Language

3:50 - 4:10 Music

4:20 - 4:50 Activity Room / Tumbling

4:50 - 5:20 Outside Play

5:20 - 6:30 Educational Centers

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Excerpted from the preschool's website