We practice and live our mission and philosophy everyday.
By focusing on the whole child, Abiding Branches Cooperative Preschool provides a safe and nurturing Christian education to children ages 33 months to five years of age.
It is our philosophy that children develop best when provided with an environment that is inviting, caring, stimulating, safe and flexible. We like to provide each child with a positive felling about him or herself and about school. We believe that children who are given new and interesting activities are eager to learn. We strive to provide this type of environment by offering a "center" approach to learning. Along with learning how to act in a large group, the children are active participants in the small group and individual centers which are planned. ABC Preschool uses developmentally appropriate practices to enrich the child's social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth. Daily learning experiences in creative art, music, science, dramatic play, small and large muscle skills, and basic kindergarten readiness are provided. Parents may review the school's program plan at any time.
For over three decades, Lino Lakes area residents have trusted Abiding Branches Cooperative Preschool to give their children the best possible preschool experience. At Abiding Branches Cooperative Preschool, we provide children with a safe, nurturing, educational, Christian environment in which to flourish socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
In February 2013, ABC Preschool achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. NAEYC Accreditation lets families know that children in the ABC Preschool program receive the best care and early learning experience possible. The National Association for the Education for Young Children is a wonderful resource for parents of preschoolers. Visit their site at http://families.naeyc.org/.
We offer a large variety of activities to help stimulate the minds of the children in our care, including art, science, math, sensory, construction, fine motor, language, dramatic play, outdoor activities, and field trips. All of our programs are organized for maximum fun and learning to ensure that your child enjoys each moment he/she spends in our care. Our curriculum is based upon the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs).
Our teachers are enthusiastic and highly-trained in early childhood development. Each of our programs has undergone careful planning and is structured to encourage curiosity for learning, social interaction, and creativity. The Abiding Branches Cooperative Preschool staff is small, with only two teachers per class, ensuring that your child has the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with his/her teachers. As a cooperative, we also welcome parent involvement. Throughout the year, parents will have the opportunity to be the parent helper within the classroom.
Link to ABC PRESCHOOL FAMILY HANDBOOK
Please take some time to browse through our web site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us during our business hours. Our Program Director will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.
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