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Almost Home Playcare

180 W Winchester St
Murray, UT 84107

Phone:
(801) 262-7657

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Our philosophy is that a childâ??s main occupation is to play. Playing is the vehicle whereby children learn, grow and develop. The best place for children to play is in a safe, nurturing, home environment. This environment must include a balance of creative free play and structured opportunities to learn life skills. We have developed a pre-school curriculum that will prepare children for Kindergarten by teaching the same basic skills that are taught in Kindergarten in public schools. We will be using the Funshine Express Early Learning Curriculum, which focuses on four major areas, which are: LEARN, GROW, CULTIVATE and SUCCEED. Our curriculum may be adapted to meet any special needs that your child may

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
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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  • 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
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is that a childâ??s main occupation is to play. Playing is the vehicle whereby children learn, grow and develop. The best place for children to play is in a safe, nurturing, home environment. This environment must include a balance of creative free play and structured opportunities to learn life skills.

We have developed a pre-school curriculum that will prepare children for Kindergarten by teaching the same basic skills that are taught in Kindergarten in public schools. We will be using the Funshine Express Early Learning Curriculum, which focuses on four major areas, which are: LEARN, GROW, CULTIVATE and SUCCEED.

Our curriculum may be adapted to meet any special needs that your child may require.