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Encompass Child Care

2000 Lawrence Drive
De Pere, WI 54115

(920) 336-1541


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Through a stimulating and accepting environment, Encompass Early Education
and Care aims to present a program that develops the whole child socially,
intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Serving as an extension of the family, we bring parents and teachers together to provide the opportunity for happy and healthful growth for each child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule
· Planning Time
The teachers let the children know what
the activities of the day will be and the
children plan what area they want to
work in during work time.
· Work Time
Children work in the area they have
indicated in their plan, which can be
changed if they want. Each activity area
emphasizes the key experiences.
· Clean-up Time
The children learn to be responsible for
materials and equipment in the room and
to independently clean up after
themselves in a manner easy for them to
· Recall Time
Teachers and children meet to reflect and
respond to the activities in work time.
This time is also used to emphasize
temporal relations such as before,
yesterday, tomorrow, etc.
· Large Group Time
Children and teachers are together in one
group enjoying such activities as singing
or other music activities, stories, finger
plays, games, etc.
· Small Group Time
During small group time, children
explore, work with materials and discuss
what they are doing. Children solve
problems they encounter. Teachers take
the opportunity to help with cognitive
· Outside Time
During this time children practice gross
motor skills with bikes, balls, using the
climber, etc. or choose to participate in a
planned activity by the teacher(s)."
Excerpted from the preschool's website