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Children's Oasis

6409 W. Poly Webb Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Phone:
(817) 483-7800

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our curriculum is customized to each child. Each child is taught (one-on-one) by a teacher with emphasis on early reading, comprehension, writing and math skills.

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
  • School books issued
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Math pages produced
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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  • School books issued
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
Other subjects taught Learning Skills will be customized for each child. These skills consist of Reviews, Phonics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Math, Spanish, Penmanship, U.S. Geography, History, Money Counting, Time Recognition, Health, Etiquette, independent work assignments and personal tutoring by a teacher. Health, which includes proper Hygiene, and Etiquette are taught on a daily bases at every opportunity. Learning Skills is followed by supervised arts and crafts, circle time, singing, free time, and/or outdoor play.

From the Director:

Each two-year-old child, attending 5 days/week, will have three one-on-one 20 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each two-year-old should be able to recognize and say the phonetic sounds of all the letters of the alphabet before his/her 3rd birthday. When they are almost three years old they shou;d learn to form their letters and numbers. Writing skills are not perfected until they are about 4 years old. Then their motor skills are well developed. This is followed by arts and crafts suited for two-year-olds, circle time, singing, free play and outdoor play. Each three-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have three one-on-one 40-minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children?s Oasis, Inc. It is our goal that every child, enrolled since birth, reads 400 to 600 words before they are four years of age. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each three-year-old will do two hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has one-on-one with the teacher, and three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. A progressive curriculum includes Reading (flash cards), Penmanship (how to form the letters), Spanish (common phrases used on a daily basis), Singing, Circle Time, Arts and Crafts. Math (addition) and Time Recognition should be introduced into the curriculum when the child is 3 1/2 years old. Each four-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have two one-on-one 60 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. It is our goal that every child, enrolled since birth, reads 800 to 1,000 words before they are five years of age. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each four-year-old will do three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has one-on-one with the teacher, and four hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. By working independently of the teacher the child learns to become self-motivated so that he/she can survive in any environment and have a positive self-image. A progressive curriculum gives a four-year-old the opportunity to improve on his/her penmanship as the child's motor skills are now more developed. Spanish skills will advance as children are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish whenever possible. The children should start to read books to the teacher in addition to flash cards and continue to learn how to tell time. Singing, Circle Time, Arts and Crafts will continue to get more advanced. Games teach the children to focus and cooperate. Math (subtraction) should be introduced when the child is 4 1/2 years old. Each five-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have two one-on-one 45 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each five-year old will do three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has his/her one-on-one with the teacher, and four hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. By working independently of the teacher the child learns to become self-motivated so that he/she can survive in any environment and have a positive self-image. A progressive curriculum gives a five-year-old the opportunity to fine tune Penmanship skills, advance in Math, Spanish and Reading Comprehension, History, U.S. Geography, and Counting Money will be introduced. Field trips will be offered to help expand a child?s awareness of his environment. After-School care will start with a light healthy snack. Then they will start on their homework. When they are done they will join those that did not have homework and play board games or read. With a rotating schedule, everyone will have the opportunity to be Junior Helpers so that they may develop their skills in helping others. This teaches children to be self confident and responsible. During the summers, school-aged children will have a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. The curriculum for school-aged children will consist of Math, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Spanish. Field trips will be offered to help expand a child's awareness of his environment.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each two-year-old child, attending 5 days/week, will have three one-on-one 20 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each two-year-old should be able to recognize and say the phonetic sounds of all the letters of the alphabet before his/her 3rd birthday. When they are almost three years old they should learn to form their letters and numbers. Writing skills are not perfected until they are about 4 years old. Then their motor skills are well developed. This is followed by arts and crafts suited for two-year-olds, circle time, singing, free play and outdoor play.

Each three-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have three one-on-one 40-minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. It is our goal that every child, enrolled since birth, reads 400 to 600 words before they are four years of age. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each three-year-old will do two hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has one-on-one with the teacher, and three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. A progressive curriculum includes Reading (flash cards), Penmanship (how to form the letters), Spanish (common phrases used on a daily basis), Singing, Circle Time, Arts and Crafts. Math (addition) and Time Recognition should be introduced into the curriculum when the child is 3 1/2 years old.

Each four-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have two one-on-one 60 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. It is our goal that every child, enrolled since birth, reads 800 to 1,000 words before they are five years of age. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each four-year-old will do three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has one-on-one with the teacher, and four hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. By working independently of the teacher the child learns to become self-motivated so that he/she can survive in any environment and have a positive self-image.
A progressive curriculum gives a four-year-old the opportunity to improve on his/her penmanship as the child's motor skills are now more developed. Spanish skills will advance as children are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish whenever possible. The children should start to read books to the teacher in addition to flash cards and continue to learn how to tell time. Singing, Circle Time, Arts and Crafts will continue to get more advanced. Games teach the children to focus and cooperate. Math (subtraction) should be introduced when the child is 4 1/2 years old.

Each five-year-old child attending 5 days/week will have two one-on-one 45 minute sessions per week following a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc. Once every 14 - 30 days a Progress Report is issued so that you will know what your child is learning. Each five-year old will do three hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she has his/her one-on-one with the teacher, and four hours of independently done schoolwork on the days he/she does not. By working independently of the teacher the child learns to become self-motivated so that he/she can survive in any environment and have a positive self-image. A progressive curriculum gives a five-year-old the opportunity to fine tune Penmanship skills, advance in Math, Spanish and Reading Comprehension, History, U.S. Geography, and Counting Money will be introduced. Field trips will be offered to help expand a child?s awareness of his environment.

After-School care will start with a light healthy snack.
Then they will start on their homework. When they are done they will join those that did not have homework and play board games or read. With a rotating schedule, everyone will have the opportunity to be Junior Helpers so that they may develop their skills in helping others. This teaches children to be self confident and responsible.
During the summers, school-aged children will have a customized progressive curriculum put together by the staff and following the guidelines as outlined by The Children's Oasis, Inc.

The curriculum for school-aged children will consist of Math, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Spanish. Field trips will be offered to help expand a child's awareness of his environment.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Parents want quality care, love and security for their children.
These things, the support needed by parents, and an early education are TCO?S top priority.

Children start learning from birth. With Positive reinforcement they can learn the necessary skills needed to have the competitive edge to excel in school. Developing a pattern and love for learning early is essential in the development of a future youth and adult that will love reading and learning, has self-discipline, self-respect, and is respectful towards others and their property.

The most important, influential, and loving teacher your child will ever have is you, the parent. The things you teach stays with your child for the rest of his/her life. We want to be your partners in instilling good wholesome values in your child and preparing him/her to succeed in life.

We want every child that graduates from TCO to have a strong foundation on which to continue developing the skills he/she will need to be able to reach his/her goals.
The early education of children is greatly demanded by parents wanting to give their children the competitive edge.
They appreciate that the first five years of a child?s life lays the foundation for his/her future growth.
So, rather than institutionalizing your child every day in a day-care, give your child a solid foundation for his/her future by enrolling him/her at
The Children?s Oasis Learning Center

A Typical Day

6:30 Arrivals.
Free Play.
7:00 Customized Learning Skills:
(one-on-one) with each student. Includes reading
flash cards, books, numbers, time, money,
science, math, phonics, numbers.
8:00 Table Circle Time: Singing Songs
8:15 to 8:40 Breakfast
8:40 to 9:30 Books or puzzles
9:30 - 10:00 Outside play.
10:00 - Customized Learning Skills (one-on-one)
with each student. Includes reading flash cards,
books, numbers, time, money, science, math,
phonics, numbers.

INDEPENDENTLY DONE WORK:
Writing the alphabet and numbers.
Three through Five year olds also have math.

Children finishing their assignments will have
free play.
11:05 TABLE CIRCLE TIME: STORY TIME,
SINGING.
11:15 LUNCH
12:00 to 3:00 Quiet Time.
Those that wake from nap early will watch a
movie.
3:30 SNACK.
Resume doing customized school work that was started in the morning. Those that are done will have free play.
4:30 to 5:40 CIRCLE TIME: FLOOR GAME
WED & FRI (CRAFTS)
5:40 FREE PLAY.
6:30 pick up.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Progress Reports are issued every 2 - 4 weeks.
School work is sent home daily so that parents can reveiw their child's
progress.
Parents of children 2 years old and younger receive can request a daily report of their child's activities, potty training and diaper changing times, whether they ate all their meals and whether they slept during quiet time.
Parents can contact the director via email any time if they have concerns that are not covered with the above reports or don't have time to talk to the director as they drop off or pick up their children.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Tips for smooth transitions at drop-off and pick-up: Transition times can be stressful for some children and parents. In the morning children may not want to leave you and at pick up time children may not want to go home because they are involved with a fun activity. This is a natural occurrence and may vary with your child's age and developmental state.
To ease the situation, take one minute to help your child to feel comfortable and to adjust by offering positive statements. A parent who shows reluctance to depart only makes the transition harder for their child. Although parents should never sneak out without saying "good-bye" to their child, a brief good-bye with a kiss and a hug usually works best. Crying usually stops a few minutes after you depart.