Friendship Feast 2018

November 9, 2018 by  
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Every year as the holidays near, we begin to discuss traditions. As part of our curriculum we include children in a group discussion to choose and prepare their favorite dish for our annual friendship feast. During this discussion,  the children suggest specific dishes they would enjoy making. The discussion evolves into a vote, and results in a very eclectic menu for our feast. We then share with all of our friends during lunch. Our menu for this year consisted of corn on the cob, banana bread, apple sauce, mac and cheese and cucumber avocado pesto pasta salad! This is a school wide process that will aid the children of Edgewater with the concept of collaboration and team work.

Fall Festival 2018

November 1, 2018 by  
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Our Fall Festival at Edgewater Preschool was a huge success! We decorated pumpkins and made fall colored bead bracelets. We also painted our faces, made leaf prints and played bean bag toss! We worked hard cutting up vegetables for our homemade friendship soup. We look forward to our fall festival every year.

Great California Shakeout

October 18, 2018 by  
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Every month we conduct fire and earthquake drills here at Edgewater Preschool. Earthquakes are something we need to prepare for and can be quite scary for young children. Today we participated in the Great California Shakeout. Every year more than 55.5 million people around the world participate in ShakeOut, with 19.3 million holding their drills today, Thursday, October 18. We all took cover under the tables and structures to protect our bodies from any dangerous objects that could potentially fall and cause injury during an earthquake. We are happy to be a part of the 19.3 million that participated today.

Edgewater Preschool Video

September 18, 2015 by  
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We hope you enjoy our short video showing a little about our great program.

Watch video HERE

Or cut and paste this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJcyp26-CHY

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Secure your spot

February 20, 2010 by  
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It is never too early to secure your spot in a quality childcare center.   The 1st step is to take a tour of our school and if it fits your families need you would pay a registration fee to lock in your child’s spot, the sooner the better.  Please call to schedule a tour, children are welcome and encouraged to join.  The best times are after the busy morning drop off  and before they go in for lunch, 9:15 – 11:00 and then after 3:00 when everyone is up from nap and finished with snack.

We currently have a few openings depending on schedule needed and age of child.  Please call to schedule a tour today, we do accept walk in tours but calling ahead can help to make sure there are not conflicts with special events, field trips, nap time, etc.

Update as of July 2016:  We have finished or new class lists starting September and we are lucky to be full in almost every classroom.  With paid registration, we are accepting spots on the waiting list as things change for families and opening sometimes do occur.  We cannot stress enough that if our school is the school for you, please get on the waiting list early.

The Serious Need for Play

February 20, 2010 by  
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We are sending out this link to a very pertinent article regarding play and it’s benefits to young children. The article, The Serious Need for Play, was featured in the January ‘09 issue of Scientific American, and discusses how free play is a significant factor in the healthy development of children.  We thought this article would be of interest to the families here at our school, because “free play” is  an integral part of the daily curriculum at Children’s Village Preschool. We hope you enjoy reading this very insightful and informative article. Need for Play Article

Just Playing Poem

January 18, 2010 by  
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Just Playing

By Anita Wadley

 

When I’m building in the block room, please don’t say I’m “just playing”

For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balance and shapes.

Who knows? I may be an architect someday.

 

When I am getting dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies.

Don’t get the idea I’m “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a mother or a father someday.

 

When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or moulding

and shaping clay, please don’t let me hear you say “He is just playing”

For you see, I’m learning as I play, I’m expressing myself and being creative.

I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

 

When you see me sitting in a chair “reading” to an imaginary audience.

Please do not laugh and think I’m “just playing”.

For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

 

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice

things I find, don’t pass it off as “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

 

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some “plaything” at school.

Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and to concentrate.

I may be in business someday.

 

When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is

“just playing”. I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.

I may be a chef someday.

 

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don’t say I’m “just

playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning how my body works.

I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.

 

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I just played”

Please don’t misunderstand me. For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I’m preparing for tomorrow.

Today, I am a child and my work is play.

Test Activities

January 17, 2010 by  
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