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Top Of The World Preschool

451 Lake Forest Drive
McKinney, TX 75070

Phone:
(972) 529-1466

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

If a child needs help with any subject/ activity the teacher takes the child aside and does one on one instruction as often as needed for the child to understand the concept.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is our belief that each child is a gift from God and that it is our privilege and duty to meet each childâ??s individual needs. It is our desire to nurture your child by giving lots of hugs and loving, tender care. It is also our duty to guide and help your child develop and grow into the totally unique and special person that he or she was meant to be. With the help of qualified teachers, a quality program and a challenging curriculum we hope to make the learning experience a happy and exciting one.

A Typical Day

Younger Classrooms:
6:30 â?? 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 â?? 8:15 Circle Time
8:15 â?? 8:30 Manipulatives
8:30 â?? 8:50 Music Time
8:50 â?? 9:00 Diaper Change
9:00 â?? 9:30 Art
9:30 â?? 9:50 Snack/Outside Time
9:50 â?? 10:15 Centers
10:15 â?? 10:30 Storytime
10:30 â?? 10:45 Science
10:45 â?? 11:00 Get ready for lunch
11:00 â?? 11:30 Lunch
11:30 â?? 12:00 Diaper Change/Get ready for
nap
12:00 â?? 2:00 Naptime
2:00 â?? 2:15 Diaper Change
2:15 â?? 2:45 Snack
2:45 â?? 3:15 Outside Time
3:15 â?? 3:30 Storytime
3:30 â?? 3:45 Circle Time
3:45 â?? 4:00 Art
4:00 â?? 4:15 Diaper Change
4:15 â?? 4:30 Music Time
4:30 â?? 5:00 Transition Time/Get ready to go
Preschool Classrooms:
6:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 â?? 8:30 Table Toys/Manipulatives
8:30-8:45 Bathroom Time
8:45-9:00 Circle Time, Plan of the
Day,Calendar, Weather,
Pledge of allegiance
9:00-9:30 Writing / Language Arts,
Hooked on Phonics
Letter of the Week
Journal
9:30 â?? 10:00 Snack & Outside Time
10:00 â?? 10:30 Curriculum Art
10:30-11:00 Specials
SPANISH on Mon and Wed
GEOGRAPHY on Tuesday STRETCH-N-GROW on Thursday
ART ROOM on Friday
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-12:00 Bathroom Time
12:00- 2:00 Quiet Time, Napping, looking at
books, and doing quiet
activities
2:00 â?? 2:15 Bathroom Time
2:15 â?? 2:45 Snack Time
2:45 â?? 3:15 Reading/Science
3:15 â?? 3:45 Creative Art
3:45 â?? 4:00 Bathroom Time
4:00 â?? 4:45 Outside/Center Time
4:45 â?? 5:15 Manipulatives
5:15 â?? 5:45 Center Time
5:45 â?? 6:30 Table Toys/Puzzles

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation