Philosophy

OUR PHILOSOPHY
Cargill Preschool and Daycare is grounded in the conviction that every child is created in the image of God. We encourage the emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and physical development of each child using Christian values, and ethics and morals taught within the home.

 

Our philosophy regards parents as the primary educators in cooperation with teachers, the school director, the church pastors, the preschool/daycare board and other church staff.

 

Our play-based curriculum is aligned with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS). Teachers prepare weekly theme-based lesson plans that are posted in each classroom. Lesson plans include early literacy, math, science, music, art, sensory, gross motor, and Christian activities each week.

 

Our classrooms are arranged and furnished according to the Environment Rating Scale appropriate for the age group. Classrooms for children ages birth through 2 1/2 use the Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) and preschool classrooms for children ages 2 1/2 through age 5 use the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS). We are currently working on using the School Age Child Environmental Rating Scale (SACERS) to evaluate and rearrange our School Age Classrooms. For more information about Environment Rating Scales, click here.