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Curiosity Shoppe Inc The

4425 Landisville Road
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone:
(215) 348-8841

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Curiosity Shoppe and Toddler Center programs offer a Christian approach to early childhood education and care. Our philosophy is reflected throughout our curriculum, not in specific religious training, but through the importance and reinforcement of values -- such as family, truth, integrity, morality, expectations and respect -- steeped in Judeo-Christian history. Curriculum exposures include international culture, customs, and celebrations.

Our goal is to provide a quality education & child program that meets the developmental needs of pre-school children. Children pass through stages of development at different rates which occur in a predictable sequence. Their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth is enhanced when the stages of development are recognized. We provide a stimulating environment where children can grow and develop at their own rate, to their fullest potential.

The environment of the Curiosity Shoppe Education Center is one in which the children are encouraged to discover, explore, invent and create. Learning takes place through their senses and through their natural curiosity in relation to the world about them. Several multi-purpose areas are arranged in each classroom as special learning centers. Activities including water play, physical education and exercise, housekeeping, dramatic play, block building, art, music, science, cooking, stories, puppets, and nature. A variety of other activities are planned for unique learning situations.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"TODDLERS
Class Schedule
School Year 2006 – 2007




Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

7:00 – 8:50
Wash Hands
Supervised Constructive Play
Blocks/Puzzles/Music/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Books

9:00 – 9:20
Diaper Change / Potty / Wash Hands
Story Time

9:30 – 10:00
Wash Hands / Snack / Wash Hands

10:10 – 10:25


Circle Time - Weather Bear/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories
Sign Language


EDU-GYM
Class Schedule
School Year 2006 – 2007




Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

7:00 – 9:05
Wash Hands
Supervised Activities
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play

9:15 – 9:45
Classroom Centers
Blocks/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Puzzles/Computer
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays
Classroom Centers
Blocks/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Puzzles/Computer

9:55 – 10:25
Wash Hands / Snack / Wash Hands

10:35 – 11:05
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays
Spanish

(10:00 – 10:30)
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays

11:15 – 11:45


Teacher Directed Activities
Language/Music/Movement/Arts & Crafts/ Math/Reading/Science

11:55 – 12:30
Wash Hands / Lunch / Wash Hands

12:40 – 12:50
Brush Teeth

1:00 – 1:20


Supervised Creative Play
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play

1:30 – 2:00
Nature & Science
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Spanish
Performing Arts

2:10 – 2:40
Supervised Creative Play Drama/Art/ Music/Blocks/ Manipulatives/Computer/Book
Nature & Science
Supervised Creative Play Drama/Art/ Music/Blocks/ Manipulatives/Computer/Book

2:50 – 3:20


Classroom Centers
Games/Table-top Games/Blocks/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Books/Science

3:30 – 4:00
Clean Up / Wash Hands/Snack/Wash Hands

4:00 – 6:00
Dismissal to Play Yard
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play













PRE-K
Class Schedule
School Year 2006 – 2007




Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

7:00 – 9:05
Wash Hands
Supervised Activities
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play

9:15 – 9:45
Classroom Centers
Blocks/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Puzzles/Computer/Books
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays
Classroom Centers
Blocks/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Puzzles/Computer/Books

9:55 – 10:25
Wash Hands / Snack / Wash Hands

10:35 – 11:05
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays
Spanish

(10:00 – 10:30)
Circle Time
Jobs/Calendar/Weather Books/Show & Tell/Finger Plays

11:15 – 11:45


Teacher Directed Activities
Language/Music/Movement/Arts & Crafts/ Math/Reading/Science

11:55 – 12:30
Wash Hands / Lunch / Wash Hands

12:40 – 12:50
Brush Teeth

1:00 – 1:20


Supervised Activities
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play

1:30 – 2:00
Nature/Science
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Spanish
Performing Arts

2:10 – 2:40
Supervised Creative Play Drama/Art/ Music/Blocks/ Manipulatives/Computer/

Books
Nature/Science
Supervised Creative Play
Drama/Art/ Music/Blocks/ Manipulatives/Computer/Books

2:50 – 3:20


Classroom Centers
Games/Table-top Games/Blocks/Manipulatives/Art/Music/Books

3:30 – 4:00
Clean Up / Wash Hands/ Snack/Wash Hands

4:00 – 6:00
Supervised Activities
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Dramatic Play/Stories/Nature Walks
Inside: Blocks/Books/Art/Puzzles/Music/Computer/Movement/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play










NURSERY
Class Schedule
School Year 2006 – 2007




Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

7:00 – 9:05
Wash Hands
Supervised Activities Blocks/Puzzles/Music/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Books

9:15 – 9:30
Creative Play – Choices
Music Playing
Creative Play – Choices
Music Playing
Creative Play – Choices
Music Playing
Creative Play – Choices
Music Playing

9:30 – 9:45
Sign Language
Sign Language

9:55 – 10:25
Clean Up / Wash Hands/Snack/Wash Hands

10:35 – 11:05


Circle Time
Calendar/Weather/Pledge of Allegiance/Stories/Songs/Share/Movement to Music/Spanish
Spanish


Circle Time
Calendar/Weather/Pledge of Allegiance/Stories/Songs/Share/Movement to Music/Spanish

11:15 – 11:45


Art Activity
Learning Centers
Math and Reading Readiness
Physical Education
Nature/Science (Plant Life/Birds)
Outside whenever possible
Art Activity
Learning Centers
Math and Reading Readiness
Circle Time
Calendar/Weather/Pledge of Allegiance/Stories/Songs/

Share/Movement to Music/Spanish
Physical Education
Nature/Science (Plant Life/Birds)
Outside whenever possible

11:55 – 12:30
Wash Hands/Lunch/Wash Hands

12:40 – 12:50
Brush Teeth

1:00 – 1:20


Creative Play Choices

Inside: Blocks/Puzzles/Science/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives/Books/Music
Outside: Sand Table/Water Table/Swing/Slide/Stories/Art

1:30 – 3:00
Wash Hands/Rest Time

3:10 – 3:40
Wash Hands/Snack/Wash Hands

3:50 – 6:00
Supervised Play

Outside: Swings/Nature Walks/Slide/Sand Table/Art/Music/Dramatic Play

Inside: Art/Books/Blocks/Puzzles/Music/Dramatic Play/Manipulatives






YOUNG NURSERY
Class Schedule
School Year 2006 – 2007




Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

7:00 – 8:50
Wash Hands
Supervised Constructive Play
Puzzles/Books/Art/Drawing/Manipulatives/Music/Blocks/Dramatic Play

9:00 – 9:20
Potty Time / Wash Hands

Story Time

9:30 – 10:00
Wash Hands/Snack/Wash Hands

10:10 – 10:25
Circle Time
Pledge of Allegiance/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories/Calendar/Weather Bear/Sharing Time
Circle Time
Pledge of Allegiance/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories/Calendar/Weather Bear/Sharing Time
Circle Time
Pledge of Allegiance/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories/Calendar/Weather Bear/Sharing Time
Circle Time
Pledge of Allegiance/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories/Calendar/Weather Bear/Sharing Time
Circle Time
Pledge of Allegiance/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories/

Calendar/Weather Bear/Sharing Time

10:25 – 10:40
Sign Language
Sign Language

10:50 – 11:20


Creative Time / Learning Centers
Art/Blocks/Manipulatives/Dramatic Play/Books/Music/

Small Building Toys/Counting/

Lacing

11:30 – 11:50
Nature/Science Discoveries and Discussions
Explore our Surroundings/Nature Walks

12:00 – 12:30
Wash Hands/Lunch/Potty Time / Wash Hands

12:40 – 12:50
Brush Teeth

1:00 – 1:20


Supervised Constructive Play / Stories
Music/Books/Dramatic Play/Puzzles/Manipulatives

1:30 – 3:00
Nap Time

3:10 – 3:40
Wash Hands/Snack/Potty Time / Wash Hands

3:50 – 6:00


Supervised Play (Free Choice)

Outside: Weather Permitting
Inside: Puzzles/Small Building Toys/Books/Coloring/Drawing/Music/Dramatic Play/Blocks






Circle Time - Weather Bear/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories
Sign Language
Circle Time - Weather Bear/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories

10:25 – 10:40
Circle Time - Weather Bear/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories
Circle Time - Weather Bear/Finger Plays/Songs/Stories

10:50 – 11:20


Art

Painting/Coloring/Gluing/Cutting
Music
Dramatic Play

11:30 – 11:50
Supervised Constructive Play
Inside: Blocks/Dramatic Play/Puzzles
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Dramatic Play

12:00 – 12:30
Wash Hands / Lunch / Wash Hands

12:40 – 12:50
Brush Teeth

1:00 – 1:20
Diaper Change / Potty / Wash Hands

1:30 – 3:00
Nap Time

3:10 – 3:40


Diaper Change/ Potty / Wash Hands
Snack
Wash Hands

3:50 – 6:00


Supervised Constructive Play
Inside: Blocks/Dramatic Play/Puzzles
Outside: Swing/Slide/Sand Table/Dramatic Play

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Excerpted from the preschool's website