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Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
Watch Me Grow  Presentation For Public
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Watch Me Grow Presentation For Public

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A Christian Preschool designed around the needs of military families

A Christian Preschool designed around the needs of military families

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  • 1. Watch Me Grow Learning Environment Project Pre-K: ages 4-5 Serving a non-denominational Christian community of military families
  • 2. Project Designer
    • Developmental Specialist
    • Candace Parsons Orr
  • 3. Grow With Me Learning Center
  • 4. Lobby
  • 5. Easy access button Sliding door entry Computer Center bookshelf cot Art Sink shelf Eating/ Table Activity Area Flex Play -circle time -music movement 5” Block/Platform -Flex -Dramatic Play Preschool Loft Glass paneling Welcome area/ center 2-way observation window Art Rack Base Cabinet Exit to Playground area Children’s bathroom Reading Area Wall Storage Mirror shelf Desk Food Prep/ Teacher workstation Dress- Up Sand/Water Table Children’s Trough Sink cubbies Shelf Wall Storage Shelf Easel Wall Storage Wall Storage Shelf Shelf Built-in Plasma screen
  • 6. Features of Layout
    • Welcome Area/Center
    • Dedication wall (family pictures, kids artwork, info. on projects we support)
    • Lighting
    • Soft warm natural lighting
      • -skylights & windows
    • Windows
    • large paneled @ child’s eye level
    • 2-way observation window (lobby)
    • Furniture
    • child-size: sinks, tables, chairs, couches, shelves, computer stations
  • 7. Features of Layout (cont.)
    • Flooring
    • Carpeted except for activity area
    • Walls
    • paintings/murals
    • Doors
    • Automatic glass paneled sliding entry/exit
    • Video
    • built-in plasma screen & video cameras (streaming live video)
  • 8. Placement of Areas
    • Helps create an effective learning environment
    • -separation of noisy & quiet areas
    • -defined individual & group space
    • -inclusive
    • -increase interactions, decrease interruptions (traffic flow)
    • -proximity to water
    • Our learning areas include:
      • Reading corner (quiet zone)
      • Flex play (blocks, music & movement)
      • Activity area (art/math/science)
      • Sand/water
      • Kid’s Loft (dramatic play)
  • 9.  
  • 10. Features of Playground
    • Includes all the inside elements outside.
    • Sandbox area, swings with inclusive swing for severely handicapped child
    • Playground equipment has easily accessible handrails available throughout
  • 11.  
  • 12. Outside Play
    • Playground features
  • 13. Universal Design
    • Our preschool center was designed to meet the needs of individuals with special needs. As this was part of our focal point, we choose to use innovative technology.
        • Automatic sensory sliding doors (into wall)
        • at all entry/exit doorways
  • 14. Cutting Edge Technology
    • Watch Me Grow Monitoring and Recording Service
    • Parents view their child’s classroom/playground live from work, home, or overseas deployment
    • Welcome terminal in lobby provides announcements, latest events & live video
  • 15. Child-size Technology
    • Child-size computer stations
    • Online preschool classes
    • Classroom website
  • 16. Reggio Emilia Curriculum
    • Fosters a child’s ability to express themselves through art (therapeutic)
    • Encourages social interaction (extended family unit for military kids)
    • Child centered Vygotskian Learning
    • (values the child)
  • 17. Christian Foundation
    • Monthly lessons on fruits of the spirit (December lesson-self control) Great way to teach classroom rules
    • We teach the real meaning of Christmas - students put on a traditional Christmas pageant for parents
    • We teach the real meaning of Easter
    • We pray and say grace everyday
  • 18. Anti-Bias Environment
    • Instill children with a respect for themselves, their classmates, community, and nation
    • Children with strong self-identities are best equipped to stand up and fight bias against themselves and others
  • 19. Anti Bias Tools for Learning
    • Global Grover Multi-media Program
    • Videos that teach respect and understanding for other cultures
    • Videos that support military families through deployment and injury
    • SESAME - Global Grover
  • 20. Social Justice
    • Winter clothing drive Afghanistan Orphanage Project
    • Operation Christmas Child
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNCf3c4X3oU
  • 21. ECERS
    • Why our center receives top scores in the ECERS rating scale:
      • -includes all five important learning centers
      • -uses the widely recognized Reggio Emilia emergent curriculum approach
      • - award winning universal design
      • 21 st Century technology
      • serves families of cultural & religious diversity
  • 22. Narrative
    • The objective of our project was to create a universal design for learning with 21 st century technology, keeping our goal in mind of serving military families. As we know, the importance of family connection is key to a child’s overall developmental well-being.
  • 23. Narrative (cont.)
    • Our Watch Me Grow technology helps fulfill this objective by providing parents on deployment with live video feed right from their child’s classroom.
    • We chose the Reggio Emilia curriculum supported by the Vygotskian theory of socio-cultural learning. This creates an effective environment for teaching anti-bias material and social justice.
  • 24. Cont.
    • In addition, we believe our Christian foundation gives us our guidance in how we promote social justice which flows from faith and brings us to a deeper faith.
  • 25. Dedicated to ECH 395

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