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Amy's Tiny Treasures Preschool

2 South 36th AVE
Yakima, WA 98902

Phone:
(509) 225-9078

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led, Montessori

From the Director:

Our approach is fun and hands on. We present a theme for the week and then expand on it everyday. The children are given a general idea of what we are going to do then allowed to try things for themselves and their imaginations can really get ideas to evolve.

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
  • Many high tech games and toys
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 more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Teacher lead music class once a week
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
  • 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 Cooking, the children work with the teacher to complete a specific item. Requires following a recepie and learning about numbers through measurments. Computer, the children are taught how to work the computer and the game then allowed to work in groups of two to complete specific levels. Science, children learn in a fun hands on way about science.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teacher loves each child. With a 1 to 7 ratio it allows her to work one on one with each child according to their skill level. She also talks with parents and works as a unit to help each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child is unique and special and has the right to an education that helps them succeed. It is our job to give them the tools and confidence to reach that succees.

A Typical Day

Free play
calander time and welcome circle time
potty time
outdoor play
potty and hands washed
snack
clean up
circle time
specials time
free play till pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our teacher loves to have open communication with each parent. Once a quarter she holds parent teacher conferences. She is available daily to talk to about your child. By knowing the parents and child she is able to understand how to best work with each child. You are encouraged to email her, call her and talk to her when ever you need to.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to visit the school with their child before entering class. After that we ask that you help prepare your child by making it an exciting topic during family conversations for several days before the start of class. We have very small classes which help children to not feel overwhelmed. Our teacher also has a degree in Behavioral science and has many creative ways to help calm anxious children.