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Creme de la Creme

300 S. Denton Tap Road
Coppell, TX 75019

Phone:
(972) 462-9064

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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
Music
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:

"Our curriculum supports emergent reading, math, science, social studies and character building skills. Enrichment classes in creative movement, art, music, second language and computer enhance these skills by integrating them into meaningful and real life experiences. Though focused on skills, our curriculum addresses the needs of the total-child and his or her physical, intellectual, social, creative and emotional development." -- Excerpted from school literature We incorporate activities and use educational materials that are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of each child. Our time-tested, research based educational programs incorporate a variety of engaging and enriching activities that will benefit children throughout their school years. At Crème de la Crème, we subscribe to critically acclaimed and nationally recognized curriculum for each of our age groups. The curriculum used in each age group supplements the proprietary, theme-based Crème Core Curriculum. Additionally, weekly-themed curriculum is used in the enrichment classrooms. Rotations Children’s attention spans are short. They need a constant exchange between passive and active activities. At Crème, children move between theme-based classrooms that help to maintain attention. Brain development research findings indicate that the brain is more receptive to information and pays closer attention to information when things are new and different. When the brain grows accustomed to a particular activity, or space, it has a tendency to tune it out. It blocks learning. According to Dr. Gold Scheible, Director of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA, unfamiliar activities are the brain’s best friend. Researchers believe that children placed in novel and stimulating environments, but not over-stimulating, are more focused and more likely to process the information they are learning. Our theme-based classrooms are designed to encourage learning. Dr. Kay Albrecht, author and advocate for quality care and education says that children benefit from a wide variety of experiences: child-initiated, teacher-directed, large group, small group, indoor, outdoor, quiet and active. Crème de la Crème’s unique approach to early childhood education offers children all of this, in a highly enriched environment.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

"At Crème, our team of teachers provides your child with learning development, warmth, safety, healthy food, enchantment and positive guidance throughout the day. It begins with your child’s primary teacher, trained in early childhood development by Creme. We provide teaching manuals, tried and true methodology for our teachers to follow, and yet, there is flexibility for the teachers to innovate and share with the children for greater learning and exploration. The primary teacher, who will be with your child to provide familiarity, continuity and individual attention, moves with the class through a series of learning environments where Crème Enrichment Teachers who are trained in computers, second language, music, creative movement and art, are found. They are supported by a team that includes teacher’s aides, a kitchen manager, housekeepers, support personnel and management who are on the premises to help the Crème team do what they do best – provide a learning foundation for your child’s success."

-- Excerpted from school literature

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Studies show that the most important years of a child's brain development and learning patterns occur from infancy to age five. Established in 1982, Crème de la Crème is a national network of Early Learning Centers of Excellence dedicated to making the most of your child's early years. Crème is designed to create an appreciation and advanced aptitude for learning to help develop the best of the best in your child and provide a long-term advantage at an early age.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"INFANTS
Dramatic Play
Sensory/Art
Curiosity
Literacy
Music


TODDLERS
Dramatic Play
Sensory/Art
Curiosity
Construction
Literacy
Music


2 Years Old
Creative Movement/Gym
Art Science Science
Storytime/Language Development
Music/Rhythm Art Art
Numbers Play
Colors/Shapes/Sizes
Intro Second Language
Computer Play
Dramatic Play
Pre-Writing Skills KREM-TV
Virtues Program Pre-Writing Skills
Dramatic Play Virtues Program
Dramatic Play

3 Years Old
Social Studies
Science
Creative Movement/Gym
Art
Emergent Reading/Language Arts
Music
Emergent Mathematics
Intro Second Language
Computer Play
Pre-Writing Skills
Virtues Program
Dramatic Play
4 Years Old
Social Studies
Science
Creative Movement/Gym
Art
Reading/Language Arts
Music
Mathematics
Second Language
Computers
KREM-TV
Pre-Writing Skills
Virtues Program
Dramatic Play
KINDERGARTEN
Social Studies
Science
Creative Movement/Gym
Art
Handwriting
Journals
Phonics
Reading/Language Arts
Music
Mathematics
Second Language
Computers
KREM-TV
Virtues Program
Community Awareness

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

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
  • 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
  • Small group sessions