We believe children learn by doing and learn through play.
Therefore, Angel House offers an environment filled with activities, toys, and materials
that promote 'hands-on' learning. Our daily routine includes a variety of teaching strategies
which allow the children to work and play individually, in small groups, and as part of a large group.
With regular attendance, we hope your child will grow in his/her abilities in:
- independence and self-confidence
-sharing and taking turns
-speaking in a group
-expression of ideas through language, art, movement, and music
-listening and following directions; problem solving
-small and large muscle coordination
-knowledge in content areas including religion
CLOUDS (Two Year Olds at the Villa Maria location)
Each day children are exposed to developmentally appropriate activities that
involve gross and fine motor skills, language development, and self-help skills.
The children practice daily prayers before meals. Daily information sheets are
shared by parent/guardian and staff to provide good communication. A flexible
schedule and lesson plans are posted in the classroom. Children enjoy daily outside
time whenever the weather permits.
RAINBOWS (Three Year Olds at both locations)
Angel House is using Creative Curriculum as a written curriculum to guide learning
opportunities for the children. Each day children are provided with both teacher-directed
and child-directed activities. Children are given opportunities to develop gross and
fine motor skills as well as self-help skills. Language development is stimulated
through nursery rhymes, stories, finger plays, songs, calendar, Bible stories, and
dramatic play. Children enjoy center time which explores literacy and language skills,
art and creative expression, math skills, health and safety, social studies, and science.
Daily prayers before meals are practiced.
A daily schedule is predictable yet flexible to meet the individual needs of the children.
The schedule and curriculum allow active and quiet activities, as well as group and individual time.
Children also enjoy outside play as weather permits.
SUNSHINES, MOONBEAMS, and STARS (Four and Five Year Olds at both locations)
Creative Curriculum is also being used as a written curriculum to guide and continue
the development of learning opportunities. The preschool curriculum provides children
with child-directed and teacher-directed activities. The curriculum reflects the lives
of the children and their families, reflects diversity found in society, encourages
exploration and discovery, and accommodates the special needs of children.
Angel House also incorporates a Christian-based religious curriculum. The religion
curriculum teaches Bible stories and songs, and provides activities which develop
social values such as community, kindness, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, love
and acceptance for all people. Children practice various prayers before each mealtime.
Learning centers emphasize specific skills and content in language and literacy,
math, art and creative expression, health and safety, science, social studies, and
technology. Language development is stimulated through educational games, songs,
finger plays, calendar, books and stories, and religion time. Gross and fine motor
activities are implemented in the program. Music and dance is incorporated into the
daily routine. Children are able to choose from centers to practice skills and explore
A daily schedule is predictable, flexible, and adaptable to meet the individual needs
of the children. The schedule and curriculum allow time for indoor and outdoor experiences,
active and quiet activities, and allow for group interaction and individual time.
Angel House will complete formal and informal assessments through the school year to
monitor your child's progress. Observation with anecdotal notes, checklists, and work
sampling will be used as assessment tools to gather information. Evaluations will obtain
information on all areas of your child's development and learning, identify your child's
interests and needs, and determine goals for your child. Through evaluations we will
adapt our curriculum to meet your child's needs and interests, as well as adapt our
teaching practices and strategies.
Children who are in the Rainbow, Sunshine, Moonbeam and Star groups at both locations will have
informal screenings twice a year. Staff will hold parent-teacher conferences
in the fall and spring to discuss your child's progress, and allow us to learn
more about your goals and concerns for your child.