Peaslee Child Care Center was established to provide a quality education for children from six weeks to five years old. The teachers recognize the importance of balanced growth so they provide opportunities for academic, physical and emotional growth through a variety of creative and cultural experiences. They provide developmentally appropriate instruction in literacy, arts, and music. They make use of our Peaslee garden to introduce our students to the life cycle, the cycle of the seasons, and the importance of healthy eating choices. We strive to prepare our children for Kindergarten.
Classroom work and curriculum is focused on developing skills in math and literacy. Teachers plan writing, science, math and art activities based on age appropriate practices from The Early Learning Content Standards.
Arts and Music
The Toddler and Preschool classrooms participate in weekly African Drumming sessions with Baba Charles Miller. Students learn basic African beats and songs to reinforce math concepts as outlined by Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.
The Toddler and Preschool Classrooms also participate in weekly sessions of art each week. The Arts Instructor assists students in exploring different mediums to creatively express themselves and strengthen their social, emotional and cognitive development. The art activities are also based on Ohio's Early Learning Content Standard, which reinforces key concepts being worked on in the classroom.
All classrooms carry out gardening projects designed by the Garden Coordinator. Students plan the garden, plant the seeds and maintain vegetable beds throughout the summer months. Teachers work to develop and implement garden based activities, which include vegetable names, plant's seeds, plant parts and life cycle knowledge.
Our “Safety City” project was created by a group of volunteers. Safety City is a miniature community of “storefronts” with a street paved around the perimeter to teach children about community helpers, location, direction, traffic signs and bicycle safety. Safety City provides an opportunity for all students of our Child Development Center and Summer Program to enjoy a safe and peaceful play area and greenspace where they can interact with nature, and gain knowledge and awareness of safe play and community safety.
Students participate in countless and varied cultural experiences in and outside the Center. Classrooms routinely visit Findlay Market, Cincinnati’s Main library, and Fountain Square to learn about their city. Local musicians lend their talents and knowledge by performing in our Schoolyard or participating in our many celebrations, such as Earth Day.