Parent's Choice Learning Center-  Biloxi's Best Preschool

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        In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting.
       Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work is planned which emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.
       Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimental and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed which balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times.
       Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time. we teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development and helping them to feel success without pressure. 

ALL medications are to be left in the kitchen for safekeeping. Please fill out a Medicine Authorization form so that your child will receive their medicine. Medicine will be dispensed at 12:00 noon.
School Year Bits and Pieces:
 Tuition is to be paid weekly.
 Please bring your child into the building each morning.
 Children should always be dressed appropriately for the weather.

Communicating with children
         The most readily available tool parents and teachers have for dealing with children is the ability  to communicate with the spoken word.
        Good communication helps children develop confidence, feelings of self-worth and good relationships with others. It makes life with them more pleasant now and helps them grow into adults who have good feelings about themselves and others. 
        Talking with children involves the exchange of words, ideas and feelings between two people. Communication is what we say and how we say it. W communicate with looks(scowls and smiles), with actions (slaps and hugs),
with silence (warm an cold) as well with words (kind and unkind).                

         How can we be successful in communicating with children?

1. Pay attentions to what the child is saying-if you are busy, tell the cild, "I'm busy, but let's talk about it later." Be sure to follow through.
2. Use "you-messages" to describe feelings and encourage him/her to express his/her troublesome feelings. "You are upset because you didn't win the game."
3. Use "I" messages to express to the child how his/her actions make you feel. "I need help in picking up now", instead of "You sure made a mess." This gives the child responsibility for changing his/her behavior.
4. Tell the child what to do rather than what not to do. "Hold you coat up so it won't drag on the ground." Instead of "Don't drag your coat on the ground."
5.Make your request simple-young children have a hard time remembering several orders at a time.
6. Communicate at eye-level.