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East Tennessee State University Child Study Center

Box 70434
Johnson City, TN 37614-1704

(423) 439-4888


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Create an environment that is psychologically safe and supportive;
Foster the individual child's independence;
Encourage enthusiasm for learning;
Provide opportunities to develop psychomotor skills;
Help each child understand the limits and expectations of the center;
Provide an environment that taps the young child's natural creative potential and budding scientific curiosity;
Offer activities

rojects which will provide your child an opportunity to make choices according to his or her interests;
Protect your child from health and safety hazards;
Provide your child with opportunities to work cooperatively with other children"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Family Group Time: Welcome, fine muscle activities; circle time, oral language activities, and individual planning for the day.
Small Group Time: Child-initiated activities in the areas of language, math, science, music, art, and movement.
Cooking: Participation in a cooking activity designed to develop math and science abilities, to expose children to a variety of foods and to just have fun cooking!
Center Time: Individual selection of Center choices which will include art, housekeeping, sand and water tables, large blocks, manipulative center, and the ever-changing sociodramatic center.
Outdoor Play: Large muscle development, cooperative play, and imaginative play.
Story Time: Unique presentation of children's literature, such as flannel board stories, puppetry, and creative dramatics.
Snack Time: Nutritious snacks served so that children can choose if/when to eat.
Psychomotor Activities: Activities designed to develop balance, spatial orientation, strength, agility, and eye/hand coordination.
Art Activities: Group and individual projects to develop creativity.
Reclining: Rest Time Required by Tennessee State Department of Human Services.
Excerpted from the preschool's website