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Stephanie Vaughan's Registered Home Daycare

613 Meadowbrook
Allen, TX 75002

(972) 727-9808


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

I provide a Christian preschool curriculum at no extra charge to the parents. We also have a collection of books we read together as a group and individually, as well as music time each day.

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
  • Lots of books!
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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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
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.
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
  • 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:

I use a christian based preschool curriculum that teaches your baby the alphabet letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and reinforces themes and concepts. We do some crafts and each day your child will bring home his/her "art work" to show you what they have worked on. They are very proud of their work, and it gives you the opportunity to reinforce what they are learning with their friends.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

I modify our preschool art time to suit each child's development. Some preschoolers love to glue and cut, and some just love to color. Some like to spend lots of time coloring, and some just want to scribble a bit. I want your child to have a choice on how much they want to "work on their project" so they will enjoy it and look forward to the next one! I want learning to be something fun for them. We sing together, read together, and we really do have fun together.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

I want the care I provide your baby to feel like a home away from home. A place where he or she can learn, and feel secure that their needs will be met. I want the parents to know that I truly care about their baby's happiness.

A Typical Day

A typical day is breakfast or morning snack; preschool art time during morning nap time for infants; free play (to include fun things like puzzles, reading, home centers, blocks, playdough, coloring, as well as many toys for children to choose from); lunch; rest time; afternoon snack; free play. If the weather is nice and everyone is awake at the same time, we try and go outside in the morning time to have some of our free play time in the sunshine and fresh air!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

I provide a daily sheet for each child to take home that will give you their information on what they ate and their diaper changes as well as what time they slept and what time they woke. Any additional information such as supplies they need (diapers, wipes, etc.) will be listed on the daily sheet as well. I'm also available to you after hours if you need to call or if you like to e-mail that works fine too!


Handling Separation: From the Director

If your baby begins their care with me as an infant, he/she may not go through much separation anxiety as they become older because they will already be very confident and bonded to me and their friends. If your baby is older and has not been in a daycare situation, then it is likely the baby will have a few weeks of adjustment. My experience has been that if Mommy or Daddy don't spend too much time saying good-bye to baby, it will help the transition to be shorter. I will then be able to redirect your babies' attention to something and they will typically be ready to start their day with us. Mommy and Daddy can then call me if you need to just reassure yourself that they have calmed down so you can too! Typically it just takes a few weeks of showing your baby that you are confident they are going to be fine and they will get more confident each day as well.