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Coppell Child Development Center

1203 Crestside Drive, Suite 100
Coppell, TX 75019

Phone:
(972) 462-9429

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

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Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • 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
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
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 Spanish, Chapel.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

"We provide each child a stimulating,balanced program, which allows for special needs and varied capabilities, while offering encouragement and many opportunities for success." -- Excerpted from school literature

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"CCDC believes that between birth and five years, children exhibit their greatest learning power. and our philosophy is to take advantage of this dynamic stage in their life. Our thematic approach provides and opportunity for the whole child to grow intellectually,socially,physically,emotionally and spiritually." -- Excerpted from school literature

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Notes, and verbal communication with caregivers on a daily basis. Open Houses and meetings as well." -- Excerpted from school literature

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

"Most of the time we ask the parents to say their goodbyes and leave the classroom as the children tend to respond differently with the caregiver present." -- Excerpted from school literature