Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum Preschool is a friendly place for both for children and their parents. Our staff consists of kind, creative and highly-qualified teachers, who care about the well-being of children and their parents. Watching our small ones smiling and exploring the world with our help is what makes sense for us.
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Primary Curriculum: Progressive
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.
Secondary Curriculum: Play-based
What PC Centrum says: Our educational program is based on professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. This theory assumes that every human is capable, special and has his/her own, unique intellectual profile that can be developed throughout the whole life. As a preschool we have an objective to find and develop children’s biggest talents and abilities.
Preschool/K Curriculum approach at PC Centrum : Play-based
PC Centrum has a Play-based approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
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Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. "Pre-academic" skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different "stations" set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
What PC Centrum says: For children games and fun is a natural way to explore the world and gain new experiences. Child’s environment must be engaged in a way that will provide interesting cognitive opportunities suitable for child’s stage of development. Every object and element of classroom decor in our preschool is there to suit the needs of our preschoolers and boost their comprehensive development.
Academic Culture approach at PC Centrum : Supportive
PC Centrum has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).
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A school with a "supportive" academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, that the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a "rigorous" academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
What PC Centrum says: Our educational program is based on the following concepts: relationships and sense of safety. We underspand children’s right to be treated just as respectfully as adults.
We encourage children to do the tast that suit their age group. We make sure that our preschoolers have lots of opportunities to practive new abilities and learn for mistakes.
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.
Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.
What PC Centrum says: Our goal is for our graduates to:
-speak freely in English
-be well-prepared for school (both Polish and English)
-have a strong sense of their self-esteem
-persistently pursue their goals
-be open to change and be curious of the world
-be aware of the importance of ecology and leading a healthy lifestyle
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD:
Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
Formal adjustments are made to the delivery of lessons to help mitigate the learning difficulty or exceptionality. The underlying content and expectations remain unchanged with accommodations, however. (Example: allowing a student to write tests in a quieter room).
The underlying content and expectations are modified and/or simplified for the sake of the student. (Examples: allowing student to use a calculator on a test when other students can’t; allowing students to bring word-banks or “cheat sheets” into certain tests, etc)
Research-based therapeutic measures that target and ameliorate the underlying weakness.
Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
What PC Centrum says about their tuition: The kindergarten provides services 12 months a year. The monthly fee includes tuition and additional classes. The tuition fee covers the costs associated with the child's stay in kindergarten during the opening hours of the institution, including full board, teacher remuneration, specialist care, preventive medical care, insurance, and costs of plastic and hygienic materials.
My dream preschool looks exactly like Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum Preschool. We ensure intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of our preschoolers everyday. Our staff consists of teachers of whom working with children is their passion. Under the watchful eyes of their teachers children can learn how to work in a group and get ready for further stages of education. Proper development of our preschoolers is ensured not only by our well – qualified staff, but also by our psychologist, paediatrician and teachers’ supervisors.