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Community Childrens Ctr

320 Corry St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387-1813

Phone:
(937) 767-7236

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The curriculum and teaching practices of the Community Children's Center are based upon current theory and research concerning how children learn cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. We provide children with an environment that is responsive to their developmental levels and abilities, is based on their interests, and supports their individual growth.

Young children learn through play. Children’s abilities to memorize rote academic tasks do not reflect real understanding. Rather, they fully understand and remember information that they construct from their experiences with people and the world around them. Classroom activities, routines and procedures are individualized and child centered at the Community Children's Center. Children freely choose their play activities, figuring out how things work, interacting with each other, trying out new roles, experimenting with their own ideas, building on their experiences, and solving real problems. Making choices enables children to exercise their autonomy, to learn from self-imposed consequences, and to know the world as a place of alternatives.

Education at the Community Children's Center is aimed at supporting the integrated growth of the whole child. This growth is nurtured and facilitated by the teacher through a rich and stimulating environment. The teacher provides a wide variety of open-ended materials and experiences, and focuses on building interpersonal relationships that bring confidence and security.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"TODDLER PROGRAM (18 - 36 months) :
Star Room
7:00 A.M. Early Morning Free Play in Rainbow Room
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 Potty Time
10:00 - 10:15 Circle Time
10:15 - 10:45 Art Time
10:45 - 11:15 Outside / Large Muscle Activity
11:15 - 11:30 Prepare for Lunch
11:30 - 12:00 P.M. Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Prepare for Nap Transition
1:00 - 2:30 Nap
2:30 - 4:00 Potty Time / Snuggles / Snack
4:00 - 5:30 Free Play / Going Home Transition
5:30 Pickup Time

Giraffe Room :
7:00 - 8:30 A.M. Early Morning Free Play in Rainbow Room
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 Potty Time and Diaper Changes
10:00 - 10:15 Circle
10:15 - 10:45 Special Activities Offered: Small Motor, Cognitive, and Art Activities, Finger Play, Singing
10:45 - 11:15 Large Muscle Activities: Dancing, Muscle Room, Outside as weather permits, Some Choices for Free Play
11:15 - 11:30 Transition into Lunch: Hand Washing, Hanging up coats, Potty
11:30 - 12:00 P.M. Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Prepare for Nap: Potty Time and Change Diapers, Teeth Brushing, Quiet Play/ Books and Story Time
1:00 - 2:30 Nap
2:30 - 4:00 Transition from Nap to Snack: Potty Time and Diaper Changes
4:00 - 5:30 Free Play / Going Home Transition

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM :
Butterfly Room
8:30 A.M. Arrive and Set Up A.M. Snack
8:45 - 9:15 A.M. Snack and Free Play
9:30 Teacher Directed Activity
10:30 Circle Time and Stories (Some Have Outside Before Lunch)
11:30- 12:00 P.M. Lunch, Then Children Use Bathroom, Wash Hands, Prepare Cots Before Outside Play Time
1:15 Children Clean Up Playground and Ready for Nap
1:30 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 Children May Go Outside (Sleeping Children Awoken at 3:30)
3:30 Snack
4:00 Children's Choice: Free Play or Teacher Directed Activity
4:45 Story Time or Outside Time Until Pick-Up
5:30 Home

Dragonfly Room
7:00 - 8:30 A.M. Combined Play (All School-Agers and Preschoolers)
8:30 - 9:30 Free Play and Snack
9:30 - 11:00 Activity Time or Walk
11:00 - 12:00 P.M. Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Clean Up, Potty, Wash Hands and Faces, etc.
12:30 - 1:10 Outside Play
1:10 - 1:30 Ready for Rest
1:30 - 2:30 Nap / Rest Hour
2:30 - 3:30 Awaken and Play Outside
3:30 - 4:00 Snack
4:00 - 4:30 Free Play
4:30 - 5:30 Outside or Activity



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Excerpted from the preschool's website