Imagine a school...
~ where children create the curriculum
~ where teachers do not give answers, but help children find them
~ where nature is valued
~ where children are seen as capable of learning on their own
~ where families are valued
~ where children learn through THEIR learning style (hands on, visual, auditory, through movement, etc.)
Not all babies start babbling words and sounds at the same time or learn to crawl at the exact same age.
Children grow and develop at their own, individual pace. This continues throughout childhood and is respected at Parma Preschool.
When some children start preschool they know the whole alphabet and can write their name. Others cannot even hold a pencil.
Why then, would we assume that all children need to be taught the letter A at the same point in the school year?
We don't teach like that.
We follow the children's lead, meet them where they are at and help them reach the next level in their development.
Preschool is much more than ABCs and 123s... it's learning to get along with peers, share, be kind and repectful to others. It is learning to be healthy and active. It is learning how to problem solve, negotiate, figure things out and make choices; not just being told what to do, how to do it and when!
- Nationally Accredited by NAEYC (http://naeyc.org/)
- Highest Quality Rating from Step Up To Quality
- Outdoor Classroom
- Art Studio
- Gymnastics & Yoga
- Low teacher to student ratios
- Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)
- Reggio-Inspired Philosophy
- Looping Enrollment (see below)
Parma Preschool is a family owned and operated part-time preschool for children ages three to five.
We are licensed through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
2013-2014 Class Choices
Dragon Fly Class
Thursday, Friday 9:00-11:00 $140/ month
Mon, Tues, Wed 9:00-11:00 $180/ month
Blue Heron Class
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs. 12:30- 3:00 $210/ month
* Tuition does NOT reflect the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Discount
When a child begins at Parma Preschool they are placed in a class with a set of teachers. Together, that group of children and those teachers move from class to class as the years go on. This allows families and teachers to create everlasting relationships and trust that do not need to be broken at the end of a school year and then rebuilt in the fall.
Traditionally, children spend 2 years with us (age 3 and age 4), but occasionally we have families enroll their children for as little as one year or as many as 3 years. Typically, our classes transition this way:
First Year: Grasshopper Class
Second Year: Squirrel Class
Third Year: Cardinal Class
First Year: Dragonfly Class
Second Year: Salamander Class
Third Year: Blue Heron Class