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Adventures kids' club Preschool & Childcare

89 Gooding Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809

Phone:
(401) 396-5437

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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
  • manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • 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

From the Director:

Through play we seek to promote the cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth of each child within a nurturing environment. The cornerstone of our curriculum is a commitment to helping children develop self-esteem while encouraging independence and emphasizing concern and respect for one another. Each age group is offered an appropriate curriculum that includes language development, creative expression, scientific exploration, quantitative reasoning, music, creative movement and physical development. Our program is based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Our center does incorporate RI Early Learning Standards and provides centers focusing on Language Development and Communication, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Creativity and Physical Health and Development. Each center and activity addresses all Approaches to Learning and fosters Social and Emotional Development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We have resources to assist with children of all needs. Because our environment is learning through play, and not overly structured, we can provide different materials and support to children as needed. We also have low teacher/child ratios which provides children with attention and individual support.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy at Adventures kids club is based on the belief that each child is a unique individual. We focus on fostering the development of each child's uniqueness in a positive way.
Play is how children develop socially and emotionally.

At Adventures, children are given opportunities to problem-solve, test their verbal skills and use their imaginations through play and organized individual and group projects. Children learn best by having varied hands-on experiences. Most importantly, all children thrive in an environment where they feel safe, encouraged and loved.

We strive to provide a warm and nurturing environment for children that will promote each child's physical, social, emotional, creative and intellectual development. Our program provides a place where each child can explore his/her own individual potential. Adventures' interactive environment encourages curiosity, problem solving, creativity, and social growth.

A Typical Day

Activities
Your child will be involved in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day. Children will enjoy the outside-like environment of our indoor classroom. We extend the classroom outside where our playground offers play structures, a garden, tricycles, balls, hula hoops and seasonally appropriate activities.

Daily Activites Include
�?� Circle Time

�?� Show & Tell

�?� Enrichment Stations

�?� Choice Times

�?� Arts & Crafts

�?� Music

�?� Story Time

�?� And much more�?�

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We host open houses, parent/teacher meetings and family fun nights. At the entrance we have a parent communication board that states what our weekly themes are and what activities their child was involved in that day.

We also invite members of the community to join us to explain or demonstrate their role in the community.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • 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:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We host open house events with our parents and students on the weekend so children can spend time at the school with their parents. This time provides children the opportunity to explore and familiarize themselves with our environment with the security of having their families close by, It also gives the children a chance to meet and play with our teachers without having to give up their parents.

Parents are also recommended to visit the school during the day, with their child, at least once before the child starts.