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In a Child's Path Farm

29495 SE Kelso Rd
Boring, OR 97009

Phone:
(503) 281-2273

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In a Child’s Path Farm Preschool is dedicated to the philosophy of learning through the power of play. We strongly believe in engaging a child’s natural curiosity through play, fostering their social and emotional growth, establishing close relationships between children and adults, building on each child’s unique interests and skills and developing a creative curriculum that encourages children to explore. Children will learn how to care for animals, plant gardens, cook and enjoy music time. We will explore the eight acres around our farm.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

At In A Child's Path we are dedicated to the power of play and these developmentally appropriate goals: To engage a child's natural curiosity through play, To foster social and emotional growth, To establish close relationships between children and adults, To build on each child's unique interests and skills, To develop a creative curriculum that encourages children to explore

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Sustainability, farming, gardening, care of animals, cooking, canning, and anything else that might be of interest to the children.

From the Director:

In a Child’s Path Farm Preschool is dedicated to the philosophy of learning through the power of play. We strongly believe in engaging a child’s natural curiosity through play, fostering their social and emotional growth, establishing close relationships between children and adults, building on each child’s unique interests and skills and developing a creative curriculum that encourages children to explore.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers strive to meet each child where they are developmentally helping them to grow and learn from where they are at.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our school is based on the power of play with the goal of teaching children about our world and the things in it through play.

A Typical Day

8:45 a.m. Arrival and morning greetings
8:55 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Meeting time
9:45 a.m. Free play outside
12:00 p.m. Story Time
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Pick-up

Activities may include gardening, pond exploration, balls, water play, climber and sandbox. Creative activities and free choice inside. Activities may include art, science, cooking, manipulatives, play dough, books, blocks, felt board, play house and puzzles, cutting and coloring. Teachers are available to give individual help or attention.

We also offer a forest school two afternoons per week from 1:00 to 3:30pm. We spend the entire time in the forest!!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers communicate with parents on a daily basis at pick-up and drop off times. We also have a blog about what the children do most days. We are also available to meet to talk about development and areas of concern. We also host a child led open house in which the children share their art and projects with their parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation