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Shady Grove Learning Center

3200 W Shady Grove Rd
Irving, TX 75060

(972) 986-9351


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Shady Grove Learning Center, we recognize that every child is a unique individual emotionally, socially, physically, intellectually and culturally . As a result, it is important that every child be given the opportunity to develop in their own time and at their own pace, in a fun, positive, and loving environment. While at Shady Grove Learning Center, your child will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop into that unique and valued person that you have trusted us with.

Over all gols
1.To establish and maintain a warm and caring relationship.
2. To maintain an environment that encourages and promotes intellectual and motor development, as well as stimulates all aspects of language and social development.
3. To establish and maintain an environment that enhances and fosters positive self-images and encourages the development of creativity and imagination.
4. To ensure that every learning opportunity is made available to each child, while meeting each child's individual needs.
5. To offer, on a regular basis, activities which present various cultures, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and levels of ability in a positive manner.
6. To seek parental involvement at all levels.

Specific goals
Social Development
1) To learn, while participating in group activities, the skills of sharing, taking turns, respecting others, and developing self-control.
2) To learn various communication skills by interacting with teachers and friends, using manners, being truthful, and using "words" to communicate feelings and expectations.
3) To learn to accept responsibilities such as taking care of and cleaning up the classroom and self-care.
4) To learn ways to accept differences and diversity of gender roles, racial and cultural backgrounds in children and adults through books, pictures, conversation, objects, and other means.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:30 Pledge of allegiance, good morning song, and general discussion.
8:45 **Centers (dramatic play , books, music, manipulatives, etc.)
9:15 Bathroom procedure (The bathroom is available to the child upon request throughout the day.)
9:30 Snack (practice our manners.)
9:45 Circle Time: discuss weather, calendar, birthdays and addressing curriculum through stories and discussion.
10:10 Music - finger plays, songs, rhythm bank, and musical games.
10:25 Art (language development and science activities) cutting, pasting, painting, collage, drawing, and special projects.
10:50 Story time - flannel board stories, dramatic play, and cassette tapes.
11:20 Prepare for lunch, eat lunch, and bathroom procedure.
12:00-2:30 Nap Time.
2:30 Put away nap mats and eat snack.
3:00 to Closing Games, art, puzzles, manipulatives, outside play, music, sing-a-long, dramatic play, circle time, and movie time

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want