We offer programs for children age 2 through pre-kindergarten age. The children benefit from the use of well-defined age appropriate daily curriculum that direct their learning experience. These experiences are, in turn, enhanced by the Christian values environment that is the core of the Park's Edge Preschool and it's caring teachers. Activities include block building, creative arts, library and language sensory wet and dry, music, movement, woodworking and much more. Each day offers opportunities for the preschool child to learn through play.

Children learn by doing, therefore our classrooms are set up to create a supportive and interesting environment that promotes learning. Park's Edge Preschool knows the importance of developing the "whole child", including socio-emotional development, cognitive development, and large motor development. All of these important parts of development will be taken into consideration when developing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum. The play you see your child participating in while at school today influences the development of the basic foundation for life-long learning. Children need to learn at their own pace; all children do not learn the same way or at the same time. Good habits and attitudes are being developed, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

Some of the goals we focus on attaining with each child are: problem solving, classifying objects (pre-reading), expansion of verbal skills, acquiring love of books, experience a sense of self-esteem, exhibit a positive attitude toward life, to demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior, enhance and refine fine and large motor skills, to use all senses in learning, acquire beginning writing skills, and develop beginning reading skills. By offering a variety of experiences along with introducing new skills, children will learn to love learning, which is the first step in growth.

We ensure that children are exposed to all necessary skills that are required for entrance to kindergarten. The early childhood experts teach us "abstract, rote learning is not appropriate for young children." Just because children can learn these skills does not mean that they understand them. If we want children to be successful in school now and in the future, we have to teach them to think, to solve problems, and to get along with others. These abilities are acquired when children are encouraged to explore their environment actively, to solve real problems that have meaning for them, and to work cooperatively with others to complete tasks. This is what you see when you walk in and see the children "playing".

Children will be exposed to reading, writing, and phonics, through a print rich environment, letter of the week, beginning to practice writing their name, recognizing letters and numbers, sequencing, and lots of books!


PRE-SCHOOL STAFF

SUNSHINE ROOM (3-K)

MS. SYEDA has been working at Park's Edge Preschool since October 2014, Registry level 14. "I received my Master's Degree in English Literature from India. In the United States, I have worked in the Early Childhood field since 2007. I also have Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher. I am so excited to be a part of this team of exceptional people and that includes you."

MS. JENELE has been working at Park's Edge Preschool since May 2007.  "I have completed ECI & ECII, School age, and I have my CDA.  Registry Level 10. I completed the Preschool Credential in the summer of 2013 and have continued towards my Early Childhood Education Associate Degree. I will graduate with my EC Associate's Degree in 2017.  I am truly blessed to be working at Park's Edge Preschool and I enjoy every moment of it. I wish you and your family a great day. Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust."

MS. SANDRA has been working at Park's Edge Preschool since October 2002, Registry Level 10. "In 2004, I was awarded an Apprenticeship Program Scholarship through Wisconsin's T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Program.  "I completed the requirements at MATC and was presented a Child Care Development Specialist Diploma in 2006, Registry Level 10. "I someday plan to return to MATC to obtain an Early Childhood Associates Degree.  I thank God for all he has done for me. I truly enjoy working at Park's Edge and feel very blessed to be a part of a great organization."

FANTASTIC FROGS (4-K)

MS. JODI has been working at Park's Edge Preschool since December of 2005.  "I have been in the Early Childhood field since 1993.  I attended MATC in Milwaukee where I received my Associates Degree in Child Care and Development, Registry Level 12.  I have worked with children of all ages.  It has been a blessing to watch the children of our program grow and mature through the different milestones as they have ventured from classroom to classroom in our program. Family is a very important aspect of my life. It has been a sincere pleasure getting to know the Park's Edge families over the years."

MS. MICHELE has been in the childcare profession since 1992.  "I have worked with the infants, 2's, 3's, and 4's. I have worked with the Fantastic Frogs (4's) since 2002. My educational background is EC I & II, Infant & Toddler, and Program Management I & II. I completed my Preschool Credential in the Spring of 2012, Registry Level 10. I enjoy working at Park's Edge Preschool very much. Through the years I have met many wonderful people and have made good friends. We are a little family. I have a good sense of humor and I love to share that and my laughter with everyone especially the children."

SHINING STARS (4K & 5-K)

MS. MELINDA "I have been a teacher at Park's Edge since September of 2005. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood from MATC. Registry Level 12.  I also serve in the capacity of Park's Edge Health & Safety Coordinator. I love being a teacher here at Park's Edge Preschool. Every day is filled with adventure and love. Not everyone can say they get at least three hugs a day at work.  Please feel free to come and say "hello" or visit the contact page to send me an email."

BUS DRIVERS & COOKS

MS. DEE has been working at Park's Edge since October 1996.   Ms. Dee opens our classrooms every morning with an energetic smile. "My childcare education consists of ECI & ECII, Infant & Toddler, School-Age and I have a CDA. In December 2009 I also obtained my CDL to drive the bus too. Dee transports our school age children to and from local elementary schools.  Registry Level 6.  In my spare time, I am an Instructor Trainee for Tae Kwon Do and have obtained my 2nd degree black belt."

MS. MARIA has her CDL and is our back-up bus driver when Ms. Dee is not here. "I get great enjoyment being around children, watching them learn and grow."

MS. DORA has been the cook/food coordinator at Park's Edge Preschool since December 2012. "I have my Food Managers License that I maintain. My education also includes Early Childhood I and Early Childhood II which makes me qualified to be an Assistant Teacher too. I enjoy contributing to the Park's Edge Preschool program and serving the families here."
For enrollment or to learn more about Park's Edge Preschool email or give us a call at 414-427-9561

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