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Ascension Hand-In-Hand Child Care

6420 Hart Ln (31)
Austin, TX 78731

Phone:
(512) 345-5335

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
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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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
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
Other subjects taught Chapel, art, French once a week.

From the Director:

We believe children learn best through play, we have dramatic play, art, sensory centers to help with this. We have age-appropriate curriculum.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teacher modify curriculum to meet children's needs. Our ratios our low so teacher can easily modify curriculum to modify to meet child's needs. Teachers brainstorm ways to help children developmental milestones.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Hand-in-Hand we strive to provide a well rounded atmosphere where children's emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs are met.

GOALS:
Mother's Day Out - 2-3 Years:
Our main goal for this young age group is to make them feel comfortable away from home, in a school setting. We will work on large and small motor skills, language development and color recognition.

Preschool - 3 -4 Years:
We will work with this group on lengthening their attention span, recognition of numbers and letters, science, math, language development and definition of motor skills.

Pre-Kindergarten:
We will meet the very important challenge of preparing these children for Kindergarten. Math, science, eye-hand coordination and sequencing are just a few of the skills these children will begin to master.

A Typical Day

Start with open centers in classroom or outside, then snack; music or art; lunch (parents bring)

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teacher modify curriculum to meet children's needs. Our ratios our low so teacher can easily modify curriculum to modify to meet child's needs. Teachers brainstorm ways to help children developmental milestones.

Teachers send home daily and weekly notes on behaviors and progress. We also have conferences when needed with parents. Also provide monthly newsletter to parents.

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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Help prepare the parents of what to expect with separation issues. Explain to parents that is it a process that many children have to go through. Will suggest an abbreivated schedule if needed.