Studies have found that learning improves when children are engaged in an enjoyable and meaningful activity. That’s why every curriculum includes a variety of intriguing activities that stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play. Although it may all look like kids having fun, it is also learning in action. It’s just another way that we make sure your child gets the most out of his or her preschool experience.

Additionally, we spend a lot of time just listening to and talking with preschoolers. This type of positive interaction encourages the development of emotional, language, and social skills, and enhances the development of a positive self-esteem.

Our Curriculum, The Creative Curriculum, focuses on the concept that children learn best through play. It is important for children to have opportunities to construct their own knowledge through exploration, interaction with materials, and imitation of role models. Our goal is to provide the foundation for children to achieve the skills they need before continuing their education.

At the core of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool are well-planned learning centers that allow for child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that prepares children for academic excellence. The development of language, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought is emphasized throughout all the centers. Changes to the learning environment, activities, and projects reflect emerging interests and individual goals. Learning centers offer guided experiences that encompass all the skills and understandings necessary for optimum development and success in school.

Typical centers include: Language/Library, Technology/Computers, Construction/Blocks, Science, Dramatic Play, Outdoor Learning, Art/Creative Expression, Music and Movement, Sensory: Sand and Water, Math/Manipulatives.

 

 

WalkerRobin Walker, BA Birth-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

My name is Robin Walker and I would like to introduce myself. I have been married for 27 years and am the mother to three grown children. I have 3 grandchildren and my daughter has twins on the way. My two sons are Army strong and we are a very proud military family. I decided some years ago that my love for children needed a place to grow so I decided to teach preschool and wanted to educate myself to be a qualified and high quality level teacher so I went to school and graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College in May 2013 with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood and continued at Catawba College to obtain my Bachelors degree in Birth through Kindergarten and graduated May 2015. I have a passion and love for teaching children and I am looking forward to working with the amazing staff and families here at Partners.

 

TinaTina Hoffman

I have been married for 22 Years. I have one daughter who is 17 years old and a senior at West Rowan High School. She and my husband, Jeff Hoffman, are the greatest gift in life.

I grew up Clinton Maryland. I graduated from Surrattsville High School in 1990. I have lived in Salisbury for 23 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to Florida where my parents are currently living.

I received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Rowan Cabarrus Community College 2009. I have been in child care for 10 years and enjoy working with young children. I have also earned my Admin Credentials in Early Child Care.

I believe that children learn through play. I love to watch football in the fall and winter months. My favorite colors are purple and green. I love to be with my family and friends. I am very outgoing.

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