Learn 'N Playday Preschool Program
Learn 'N Playday began serving the children from the Allen community in 1987 as part AISD Community Services. The program is open to children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1 and reside in the Allen school district. We offer 2, 3 and 5 day programs as follows:
All classes run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and we follow the AISD school calendar. Each 4-year-old class has 20 children; 3-year-old classes have 16 children. There are two co-teachers per class.
Curriculum and Philosophy
Our curriculum at Learn 'N Playday encompasses all aspects of a child's development. The best way to teach children is to build on play and their natural learning styles. Play is a child's work! Teaching through play allows a child to be curious, enthusiastic, and interested in what is being taught each day. Our teachers use thematic teaching as a means to teach your child something new and exciting each week. Classroom activities are then focused around this theme, which makes learning fun, enjoyable, and concepts easier to understand.
Children need the freedom to experiment, explore, try things out, and to make choices. To help foster this, each classroom is divided into at least 10 different learning centers, each one focusing on different skills and interests. All of these centers teach skills that the children will eventually need to enter kindergarten and beyond. Centers include Technology (ipads, SMART board, computers), Literacy, Math 'N Manipulatives, Science, Blocks and Building, Library, Writing, Home Living, Discovery, Water, and Creative Art.
We use the FROG STREET PRESS LITERACY CURRICULUM in all of our classrooms which focuses on sequenced instruction for phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, vocabulary, and written expression. This is enhanced by our teacher-developed curriculum.
We also incorporate STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) throughout our curriculum. STEM is a world of intellectual learning. In this way of thinking our students learn through hands on experiences. By integrating learning by practice into the daily classroom activities, students are introduced to a new way of learning.
The Importance of PLAY: There are no greater natural scientists and engineers then young children. Inquisitive learners learn STEM concepts through PLAY. Our early childhood environment provides the structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore the world around them.
Our program utilizes the First Strokes Writing Program. This teaches a multi-sensory way of learning proper writing strokes and pencil grip. We focus on activities to develop fine motor skills to strengthen your preschoolers grasp which leads to successful handwriting skills.
Our curriculum incorporates goals from the Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines as established by the Texas Education Agency. These guidelines include goals in the following areas: Language and Early Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health and Safety, Personal and Social Development, Physical Development, and Technology. While working towards these goals, we know that your child will be able to blossom emotionally and intellectually in a loving and nurturing environment; an environment that promotes socialization, develops self-help skills, and encourages emotional and cognitive development. When we use the above mentioned guidelines, children will become independent learners who are excited about learning. They will have a strong foundation, confidence in their abilities, and lifelong skills that will help them continue to learn and flourish.
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Last Modified on September 17, 2015