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London Bridge Learning Center

165 Duke St
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone:
(401) 886-5347

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our goal is to feed a child's natural desire to learn. This is done through teacher-led instruction at times, and is play-based at other times.

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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  • 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:

Our teachers follow the RI Learning Standards and meet the criteria for Kindergarten. The teachers lesson plans are guided by the interests of the children in the classroom.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our small class size and low student to teacher ratio make it easy to give individual attention to the children. We can group the children according to ability or work with them individually as needed. Lesson plans can include presenting a new lesson/activity in many different ways.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We use developmentally appropriate practices. Our small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio allow us to meet each child's individual needs and help them acheive their potential.

A Typical Day

The Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers each have a schedule they follow each day. A tour of our school will allow you to see how each classroom is designed.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly newsletters/calendars are sent home with the students to keep parents involved with the activities at school. Parents have the opportunity to speak to teachers at drop off and pick up daily. We encourage meeting with parents at anytime. Kindergarten children have 2 scheduled conferences yearly. We offer various speakers throughout the year who discuss child development, Kindergarten readiness, behavioral concerns, eating issues etc.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have the child visit school with a parent before their first day. On the first day of school, parents can stay for a few minutes with their child and explore the classroom together. Sometimes children are comforted by a special "something" from home or even a picture of Mom or Dad. We work with the family to assist the child in saying goodbye.