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The Learning Place Preschool, Llc

19B Terry Lane
Chepachet, RI 02814

(401) 564-9091


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Purpose of the Program
The Learning Place will provide preschool children ages 3-5 with a structured educational program that promotes their physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.
Philosophy of this Early Childhood Education Program
The early education program at The Learning Place is both age appropriate and individualized. The staff consider early childhood development and the natural sequences of growth when planning the curriculum, and individualize the program by observing the child's individual growth patterns, learning style, and personality to adjust the activities as needed.
Learning Centers
The activities and lessons at The Learning Place are appropriate for children ages 3-5. The classroom is set up with several learning centers . These centers include science, math & manipulatives, table toys, dramatic play, sand & water table, music, art, library, and literacy. Children are encouraged to explore, gain information and master new skills through real life situations and hands-on activities within the learning centers.
Within the learning centers, children are exposed to a number of skills and concepts. The teacher guides the children and interacts with each child or small group of children to enhance their learning. For example, guided play in the block area allows a small group of children to explore different shapes, sizes and spatial relations. The teacher or classroom helper will add to the learning experience by asking questions, adding materials to what the child has already done, and interacting in a way that promotes the development of problem solving and social skills.
Parent Participation
The Learning Place encourages parents, guardians and/or relatives to actively participate in their child's education. Family members are asked to volunteer as classroom helpers. Classroom helpers add to the preschool experience by sharing their talents and interests with the children. This involvement strengthens home-school relations and increases the diversity within the program.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Daily Schedule 8:30-9:00
Arrival - table toys and other quiet activities
Free Choice Time
Morning Group - calendar, songs, and stories
Outdoor Play
Activity Time - learning centers and independent snack
Small Group Lessons - cutting & tracing, science experiments, etc.
Movement and Music
Together Time/Class Meeting - discussions and sharing of completed projects
Wash Up
Outdoor Play & Pick-Up Time

Pre - k
Daily Schedule
Arrival - depending on classroom
Morning Story
Outdoor Play
Morning Group (stories, job assignments & weather)
Center Time (learning centers and independent snack)
3 skill activities will be completed during this period
1. Math / Science Center
2. Literacy Center
3. Art / Creativity Center
Free Choice (games, puzzles, blocks, computer, etc.)
Wash up and use bathroom
Outdoor Play
Group Lesson
Math Lessons (group graphs, estimation activities, number games, using math manipulatives to demonstrate counting, sorting, classifying and MORE)
Literacy Lessons (alphabet games, experience stories, phonics lessons, spelling lists, Shared Reading)
1:00 -1:15
Pick up time

Excerpted from the preschool's website