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Child's Way Creative Learning Center

7212 Oak Meadow Dr.
Austin, TX 78736

(512) 288-0802


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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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment in which children can learn and play. Our program is based upon principles of growth and development that provide guidelines for age- appropriate activities suited to the needs of the individual child. By being involved in developmentally appropriate experiences, children are able to achieve a feeling of success, thus motivating themselves to explore the world in which they live. We believe that children of every culture can benefit from the opportunity to learn from one another. It is through working and playing in a setting in which each child is valued that children learn to appreciate different ideas, cultures, and people.

A Typical Day

Child's Way has a nurturing and developmental approach to meeting the needs of young children. Our program provides integrated, planned activities, taking into consideration each child's individual levels of readiness, we provide experiences that encourage children to learn at their own rate and develp patterns of achievement and success. In our program, special care is taken to nurture each child's view of him/her- self as being a competent person and an important member of the group. Child's Way offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our flexible and balanced daily program provides opportunities for interesting, varied, and rich experiences. Large and small group activities on the playground, in the learning centers, and at mealtimes balance one-on-one attention. Unstructured free play aims at fostering spontaneity, creativity, and fun. The children share in the responsibility of daily living, learning and self - help and care- taking routines and social responsibility.

Home-School Connection

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