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Austin's Imagination Station Learning Academy

1805 Camas Drive
Austin, TX 78728

Phone:
(512) 989-7184

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I am a private preschool offering innovative, educational childcare for children three months to five years. As a Nationally Accredited childcare home I have a smaller group size, and more individual attention. Smaller groups offer a healthier environment with less exposure to illness. A home environment where children can play in a familiar surroundings. I offer a curriculum that provides the right foundation to build active minds, healthy bodies and happy children. I provide years of experience by a consistent caregiver.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Children learn best through play and hands on activities.

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
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
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
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
  • 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 Computers, Spanish

From the Director:

My philosophy is that children should be allowed to grow at their own pace. This will allow them to become confident in themselves as learners. I recognize that all children go through the same stages of growth and development, on an individual time schedule. I work closely with each family, striving to meet each families specific and unique needs. I provide education and positive support for children and their parents. I provide the best possible environment for your children at my home.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

A Beka preschool curriculum is used to enrich your child's education. I will focus on helping your child build character in the following areas: obedience, taking responsibility, generosity, friendship, helpfulness, manners, cooperation, kindness, truthfulness, consideration, respect, self-control, trust, forgiveness, and honesty. Weekly themes offer a variety of planned learning and play activities to help your child be ready to succeed academically. Our learning centers and weekly, or bi-weekly themes include hands-on activities and areas such as music including movement and exercise, science including calendar, weather, experiments, gardening, cooking, math including shapes, colors, counting, math concepts, creative arts, alphabet fun, writing, written expression, reading, language, computers, blocks and dramatic play. I have specialized training in child development to met the need of children with varying developmental levels.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a nurturing environment where attention and affection are given freely

To instill in children respect for people, materials, and their environment

To assist children in exploring the world around them

To provide developmentally appropriate activities that will enable children to succeed

To help each child develop a great self esteem and feel good about themselves

To provide a safe and secure environment that makes learning fun

To provide time each day for your child to enjoy reading, singing, playing outside and expressing their own creative ideas

To encourage social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through curriculum, using both play and planned learning activities

A Typical Day

7:30 Arrive learning centers
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Educational enrichment program
Reading, singing, calendar, art, cooking
10:00 Outdoor discovery
11:00 Lunch
11:45 Storytime
12:00 Naptime
3:00 Learning centers
3:30 Snack
4:00 Outdoor discovery
5:30 Daycare closes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Your child will have yearly conference set up to talk about the progress he or she is making. The teacher is available each day to inform you about your child's day. The teacher is also available by phone or email to address any concerns.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

For more information check out the following links http:www.dfps.state.tx.us/

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