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Creative Learning Preschool and Child Care Center

105 South Butler Street
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 258-9811


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The High/Scope educational approach is based on Piaget's child development theories that stress the role of children as active learners.
To develop the children's self-esteem, sense of self-worth, and positive feelings toward themselves.
To stimulate their desires to learn in all development areas: intellectual, social, physical, and most important, emotional.
To provide an exciting place to learn and to enhance their joy of learning.
To enable children in our school to view themselves as unique and special people with individual patterns of growth and development.
To enable children to develop a sense of order, coordination, concentration, and independence.
To help children learn to follow directions by using active listening skills as well as being able to use words in self expression, whether it be to a peer, teacher, or other adults.
To develop children's respect for themselves, others, and the world around them through observation, interacting with peers and real objects, and seeking solutions (problem solving).
To develop an awareness of nutrition and good eating habits by providing healthy snacks.
To develop fine motor control that will help children succeed at simple tasks like cutting, gluing, writing, etc.
To develop large motor skills, like running, jumping, and balancing, to develop a healthy body and mind.
To provide a curriculum that allows children to progress at their own rate and that responds to children's individual differences according to abilities and interest.
To promote parental involvement in the children's school experience.
To make children aware of the community around them through field trips, guests, visitors from the community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school