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Park Row Church of Christ Children's Center

915 West Park Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

Phone:
(817) 277-1021

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We combine discovery, play, and adult interaction/instruction.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers try to meet individual needs by presenting opportunities for learning that are appropriate. Individual help is available when needed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of the Children's Center is to offer a community service by means of providing an environment in which total child development can be achieved, i.e., spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and cultural development. The Children's Center provides a relaxed, tension free environment where each child finds love, security, pleasure, and people interested in him who will help him develop a healthy, wholesome self-concept and a sensitivity to the beauty in art, music, nature, and PEOPLE.

The curriculum places emphasis on the spiritual development of the child. In the "thinking through" sessions of the "Patterns Of Living" found in God's Word as well as in all relationships, the young mind is encouraged to develop, establish and reinforce wholesome Christian values. The Children's Center curriculum also includes the provision for intellectual achievement according to the child's potential. Creative art, music, rhythm, exercise and practical living experiences enhance the child's emotional, cultural, and physical development. The methods of instruction emphasize individuality rather than group conformity in the learning process.

If the child is to accomplish his optimum in the areas of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and cultural development, the parent must share the responsibility. In accordance with this belief, the Children's Center encourages a parent to familiarize himself with the entire program of the Children's Center and particularly that of his child's group.

A Typical Day

2 Year Old Schedule: Monday/Wednesday or T/Th:

8:55-9:15 Table Time
9:15-9:25 Music/Dance/Instruments Time
9:25-9:40 Bible/Story Time
9:40-9:55 Enrichment Time
9:55-10:05 Diaper/Toilet Time
10:05-10:20 Snack Time
10:20-10:30 Game/Book Time
10:30-10:45 Music/Art
10:45-11:15 Learning Centers
11:15-11:45 Outside Time
11:45-11:55 Wash hands/Toilet Time
11:55-12:00 Dismiss

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication with parents is a priority for our school. An annual fall Open House is held each September so that the entire family may meet the staff members. Curriculum guides are posted outside each classroom so that parents know exactly what skills are being taught. Parent conferences are conducted each spring. Teachers and administrators use email to communicate about activities, etc.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • 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
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

A Meet-the-teacher visit is scheduled first. Then a short student/parent orientation day occurs. The third time the students come to school we try for a three-hour day. If this is unsuccessful, we create an individual plan with the parents to help ease their child into school.