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Farm house fun!

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Waffle house building during our construction theme.

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Farm house fun!

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"Inspiring a love of learning through play, exploration and discovery!"

THE EARLY LEARNER PRIVATE PRESCHOOL

 

PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE EDUCATION SERVICES

The Early Learner Private Preschool is a Home Preschool where your child will engage with other young minds preparing for Kindergarten with creative, educational and physical activities to support growth in all areas of development.  I am an educator with 20+ years of experience and strong commitment to my work. I am a Texas Education Agency certified teacher with certification in Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Bilingual Education. I have been a Center Director for Head Start, a Parent Educator, a Teacher Trainer, Grade Level Team Leader, Mentor Teacher, and Special Education ARD Committee Leader.  I am also certified in pediatric first aid and cpr. Operating an in-home preschool has been my dream. In our home preschool, we have a small group of only 12 children with 2 teachers! Working with children is my passion. With this class size and ratio, I am able to attend to your child readily. I am dedicated to helping your preschool aged child (3-5 yrs) reach their potential.

ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT

Child Care Day Home Math Center
Child Care Day Home Math Center

Children can learn about numbers, counting and comparing, one to one correspondence, group, sort, classify, estimate, measure, weigh, patterns and shapes and build language and cognitive skills.

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Child Care Day Home Music Center
Child Care Day Home Music Center

Children can learn about rhythm, musical patterns, improve listening skills, learn different genres of music, experience a variety of musical instruments, learn how things work, creative expression and learn about other cultures.

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Child Care Day Home Math Center

Children can learn about numbers, counting and comparing, one to one correspondence, group, sort, classify, estimate, measure, weigh, patterns and shapes and build language and cognitive skills.

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SPACIOUS OUTDOORS

Child Care Day Home Playscape
Child Care Day Home Playscape

Playscape with covered upper deck, 2 swings, picnic table and lower covered deck with a slide.

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Child Care Day Home Playscape
Child Care Day Home Playscape

Playscape with covered upper deck, 2 swings, picnic table and lower covered deck with a slide.

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Child Care Day Home Balls
Child Care Day Home Balls

Balls of all sizes for all kinds of activities! Soccer balls on soccer field photo and basket ball on basket ball hoop photo.

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Child Care Day Home Playscape

Playscape with covered upper deck, 2 swings, picnic table and lower covered deck with a slide.

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WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THE RIGHT BALANCE OF GIVING KIDS ENOUGH STRUCTURE TO LEARN AND ENOUGH FREEDOM TO EXPLORE.

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TUITION & SCHEDULES

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SMALL GROUP QUALITY CARE

Child Care Day Home
Child Care Day Home

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Engaging Learning Environment Slide.

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EARLY LEARNERS IN ACTION

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We're having a great time making our own LEAF MAN come to life. Although I do believe that taking our nature walk and finding the perfect leaves and acorns was probably just as fun! These guys didn't make it onto our creative expression board. They went straight home so boys and girls could retell the story to mommies and daddies!

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5 LITTLE FISHIES SWIMMING IN THE SEA! Activity that reviews repetition, colors, counting, adding and subtracting! So much fun! The kids eat it up; just like Mr. Shark!

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Building can be fun; except when your blocks won't balance on the carpet. It's a good thing he decided to put our dry erase board underneath. Now it balances great and he can continue to build using his imagination and reexamine his spacial concepts.

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We're having a great time making our own LEAF MAN come to life. Although I do believe that taking our nature walk and finding the perfect leaves and acorns was probably just as fun! These guys didn't make it onto our creative expression board. They went straight home so boys and girls could retell the story to mommies and daddies!

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EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

The Early Learner Private Preschool is child centered with a teacher facilitated approach to learning. We incorporate various facets of the different teaching philosophies as there is no one size fits all approach. For this reason we select the various methods that work for the children in our care that help to bring out their potential. Child interests are always fed as learning opportunities occur. In addition, new ideas are always introduced as we progress through thematic units. There is a balance of student directed and teacher directed activities as well as activities that are unique to your child’s learning style. Careful planning is made so that we include activities for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. Our schedule is routine oriented so that children know exactly what to expect and can anticipate what’s to come. Children are in a safe and predictable environment that provides emotional security. This allows them to transition between activities more easily and with confidence. Mixed age classroom encourages leadership skills, mentoring and respect for others varied abilities. As younger students rise in age, their role in the classroom changes as they become the “older” group and comfortably display leadership qualities. New topics are always introduced and learning opportunities are always explored. Children's inquiries lead to project based activities where children can now question and see results based on what they have experienced; meanwhile applying and reinforcing the academic vocabulary presented by the teacher. Enhanced learning allows children to assess and reflect on their own progress in intervals. With teacher facilitation by guided questioning, students are able to reason and question their actions and learning, thus building metacognition. Having a positive preschool experience that is fun, engaging, with hands on experiences that are purposeful will help to develop skills in key competency areas such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, resourcefulness and creativity. A quality preschool program lays the foundation for future academic, physical and social and emotional success. Therefore, it is my opinion that no one education philosophy will apply to every child. It is important to recognize the needs and individual learning styles of each child and have the freedom to attend to and guide their preschool experience. At the Early Learner, your child will be inspired through play, exploration and discovery!

Behavior Philosophy

Misbehavior is a normal part of a child's development. For this reason, positive guidance and redirection is the method I will be using. This form of behavior shaping guides children to the desired behavior rather than guiding their behavior by fear of punishment. Positive behavior shaping helps to build a child’s self-esteem by praising them on all the things they are doing right rather than being punitive and focusing on what they are doing wrong. Children will be reminded of what they can or should be doing instead of focusing on what not to do. Children will also be given the opportunity to self-correct without immediate redirection. By providing a model, the child is aware of the expectation, a child is able to see and hear how the situation can better be handled and will try it with behavior coaching. Children’s feelings are always acknowledged. Consideration for their age and personality always play a part in the type of redirection they receive. Thoughtful redirection often steers non-cognitive skills (motivation, perseverance, self-control) in a positive direction and encourages overall success.

Mission Statement

I consider it my job as a teacher and caregiver to help your child reach their full potential by providing the opportunities needed to find and develop their interests, be responsible and respectful and how to be a good person, with good character who can make this world a good place to live in. The first 5 years of a child are their formative years in terms of intelligence, personality and social behavior. The experiences and connections that they make now will have tremendous impact on their lives later on. It is important to ensure that those experiences and relationships are positive and nurturing. You will not get those early years back. Once the body is wired, it is difficult and almost impossible to change as an adult. For this reason, I have opened The Early Learner; so that I may provide to the children of others as I would want my own child’s formative years to be, positive and nurturing.

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CONTACT US:

IN YOUR MESSAGE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR DESIRED START DATE AND YOUR CHILD'S MONTH AND YEAR OF BIRTH.  WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION. AGE DETERMINES TUITION RATE AND START DATE DETERMINES AVAILABILITY. THANK YOU.

784 Dark Horse Ln.
Buda, TX 78610, USA

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