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Butterfly Christian Preschool

3525 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX 78746

Phone:
(512) 327-6035

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES We believe that when children are provided with a loving, caring, environment, designed to accommodate their needs, to encourage cooperative play, and to accept their personalities, they will be secure and happy. Teachers will use a variety of positive techniques to help children adjust to the classroom experience. The Butterfly Christian Preschool helps children learn to have respect for one another and for themselves.

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
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Not Applicable
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

STAFFING The classrooms are staffed by qualified, experienced, caring professionals who obtain at least 15 hours of training each year. The teachers have education and training in child development and use this knowledge to play developmentally appropriate activities and to be sensitive to the needs of individual children.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Butterfly Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, religious, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of the Butterfly Christian Preschool is to provide the child with an atmosphere of Christian love conducive to creative play and exploration of the child’s world. Emphasis is placed on the child’s Christian education, social development, mental development, communication skills, and creativity. The Preschool will strive to make school a positive, growing experience.

The Preschool meets these objectives by providing opportunities for each child to participate in group and individual activities. These include: dramatic play, skill building, science exploration, creative arts, readiness skills, creative movement, outdoor play, free choice activities, music, literature, and chapel.

A Typical Day

The Preschool meets these objectives by providing opportunities for each child to participate in group and individual activities. These include: dramatic play, skill building, science exploration, creative arts, readiness skills, creative movement, outdoor play, free choice activities, music, literature, and chapel

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents are encouraged to participate in structured and unstructured meetings with other parents and with the teachers. Parent-Teacher conferences are held during February and at any other time the parent or staff feels the need to talk.

Another way parents participate is through providing snack for their child’s class once a month.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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
  • 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