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New Providence United Methodist Preschool

1317 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042

Phone:
(931) 503-0592

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

our children learn though play. While stacking blocks they are learning to count. While playing in the dramatic center they are learning about life. While doing art they are using their fine motor skills. All the things the children do during the day are learning processes.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each teacher has their own style of teaching but they follow the same curriculum.We do alot of one on one so the children can excel in the areas they are lacking.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program uses the Tennessee Early Learning and Devlopment Standards.

A Typical Day

9-9:15 Arrival
9:15-9:30 circle time
9:30-10:00 centertime/small group time
10:00-10:30 outside/rainyday room
10:30-11:00 snack/ small grouptime/one on one
11:00-11:30 Art /writing/math/one on one
11:30-11:45 centertime/smallgroups
11:45-12:00 circletime/small group time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have dry erase borads outside each classroom to keep the parents updated on what we are learning in class or if things need to be brought from home or to remind them of special upcoming events. We do parent teacher confrences twice a year to keep the parents updated on thier childs progress.We also have Child care resource and referral specialists come out and observe our classrooms or individual children if there is a need.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • 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

Handling Separation: From the Director

If we have a problem with separation anxiety we handle the situation with lots of love and understanding. Going away from your family for the first time can be very tramatic and we like to give the child the paitence and understanding they deserve.