SMALL WORLD preschool and child care center provides full day, year-round care for children 2.9 years through age 5 primarily in Franklin and Hampshire counties. We are open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Children are offered a supportive environment in which to express themselves creatively and to expand an awareness of themselves and the world around them. They are welcomed into a stimulating, child-centered environment which is exciting yet safe. Through praise, encouragement, support and positive reinforcement, children develop decision-making abilities, self-sufficiency, independence and problem-solving skills. Most importantly, they gain a positive self-image.
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. 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 and allow children to experience their own stage of development and help them to feel success without pressure.
We value the active involvement of parents in our program. Parents may gain valuable insights and techniques from the expertise of the staff and at the same time, share their own talents and interests to maintain the excellent quality here at SMALL WORLD. School then becomes a shared experience which hopefully will continue throughout each child’s educational process.
SMALL WORLD does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Did you know that SMALL WORLD is a nationally accredited preschool and child care center? In accredited programs you will find:
• frequent, positive, warm interactions among teachers and children; • planned learning activities appropriate to age and development, such as block building, painting, reading stories, dress-up, and active outdoor play; • specially trained teachers and directors; • ongoing professional development; • enough adults to respond to individual children; • many varied age-appropriate materials; • respect for cultural diversity; • a healthy and safe environment for adults and children; • inclusive environments; • nutritious meals and/or snacks; • regular communication with parents; • effective administration; • ongoing, systemic evaluation;
Small World was the first private preschool in the Union #38 school district to receive this national recognition.