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The Pentecostal of Philadelphia UPC Inc

4801 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152

(215) 332-6569


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"A Positive Attitude Towards School
Most of the learning activities are individualized. Each child engages in a
learning task which has a particular appeal to the child, because the activity
is geared to their level of needs and readiness. Consequently the child works
at their own rate, repeating the task as often as they like, thus experiencing a
series of successful achievements, which builds a positive attitude towards
learning itself.
Self Confidence As An Independent Learner
Many Grade and high school pupils have difficulty in school because they do
not have confidence in themselves. In our school tasks are programmed so that
each new step is built on what the child has already mastered, thus removing
the negative experience of frequent failure. Repeated success builds an inner
confidence and the reassurance that the child can learn by themselves and also
contributes to the childs emotional development.
Building the Habits of Concentration
Through a series of absorbing experiences, the child forms habits of extended
attention, thus increasing their ability to concentrate.
Fostering An Abiding Curiosity
A deep persistent curiosity is a prerequisite for creating learning. By providing
the child with opportunities to discover qualities, dimensions and relationships
amidst a rich variety of learning situations, the child's desire to know is developed
into a habit of being curious.
Developing Habits of Initiative and Persistence
By surrounding the child with appealing materials and learning activities geared
towards his/her inner needs, the child becomes accustomed to engaging in
activities on his/her own. Gradually this results in a habit of initiative; an essential
quality in leadership. “ Ground Rules ” call for completing a task once begun
and for replacing materials after the task is accomplished. This “ Completion
Expectation ” gradually results in habit forming persistence."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

6.30 - 8.30 a.m. Indoor Activities
(Blocks, Puzzles, Painting,
Playdough, music
8.00 - 8.45 a.m. Outdoor play
8.45 - 9.15 a.m. Morning snack
9.15 - 9.45 a.m. Circle Time
(Stories, singing, Group
lessons etc)
9.45 - 11.15 a.m. Individual work time
(Blocks, calender, art
projects, free choice, work
books, montessori
materials and other
11.15 - 11.30 a.m. Toileting, clean up before
lunch time
11.30 - 12.30 p.m. Lunch Break/Clean Up
12.30 - 2.30 p.m. Nap Time/Rest Time
2.30 - 3.00 p.m. Toileting
3.00 - 4.30 p.m. Afternoon snack Time/
Outdoor Play
4.30 - 6.30 p.m. Indoor Activities
(Playdough art activities,
puzzles, gymnastics,
block, music, reading
stories etc"
Excerpted from the preschool's website