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Children's Courtyard (Cedar Park)

2001 S. Lakeline Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Phone:
(512) 249-8700

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We teach using a style in which chldren are proven to learn best. Teacher-led activities alternating with Student-led activities provide opportunity for self discovery and hands on learning.

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
  • Daily Journaling
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Counting blocks, Time, Space, and building
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Enrichment programs also
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • art easle and outside art daily
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
  • Indoor sensory tables
Other subjects taught Computers and Spanish Sign-Language and Physical Fitness

From the Director:

Our curriculum has been developed based on the latest research of how young children learn. We have partnered with Addison-Wesley Scholastic and McGraw Hill to enrich your child's educational experiences. All children have different learning styles and cultures, so our teaching approach takes into account each child's individuality. Our teaching materials include systems for assessment of educational skills so teachers can build concrete, purposeful, and relevant learning activities for each child. This flexible approach accommodates different rates at which children develop and helps each child develop his or her own unique qualities and character. Regardless of age, a child�s day is filled with fun and learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Study children early on in the classroom and document findings. Adjust curriculum according to children's needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Children's Courtyard is dedicated to providing the highest quality early childhood development and care. Our innovative approach is exemplified in our beautiful home-like settings that are warm and inviting. Our classrooms are furnished with state-of-the-art, age appropriate equipment designed to meet children's developmental needs.

A Typical Day

1. Transition Time
2. Breakfast
3. Circle Time
4. Center/Dramatic Play
5. Small group lessons
6. Curriculum
7. Outside Activities
8. Circle time
9. Lunch
10. Nap/Quiet Time
11. Snack
12. Afternoon Circle time
13. Journals
14. Centers/ Dramatic Play
15. Closing Circle time
15 Departure

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

You will recieve weekly emails from your child's teacher, monthly parent activity calendars and newsletters, school news emails from your Director. Daily face to face feedback and notes from your child's teacher and administration. Regular Parent Teacher conferences.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We ease a chid's seperation anxiety by comforting them with hugs and softly spoken reassurance. Our teachers are trained to involve all children by finding what they like to do most of all and preparing the classroom prior to their arrival.