WHAT IS OUR PRESCHOOL POD PROGRAM?
"You have BRAINS in your HEAD. You have FEET in your SHOES. You can STEER yourself in any DIRECTION you CHOOSE!" Dr. Seuss, Children's Writer, Illustrator and Change Agent
Our initiative begins with our smallest minds. We are all about PLAY, EXPLORATION, fostering CREATIVITY, and building a strong foundation for future learning. Our program has been created and will be taught by certified teachers with a mindset geared towards the whole child, both physical and emotional. We are NOT a traditional program, but an organization who's goal is to support children and families throughout their education journey. We offer:
-Small class sizes of no more than 8 students
-Wilson Fundations curriculum
-Enrichment class offerings included with tuition (Art/Music/STEM/Movement)
-Special needs support
-Discounts on classes and tutoring services for family members
-Tee-shirt for each "mini" Change Agent
Read more about our Philosophy of Education below:
CREATING MINI-WORLD CHANGERS!
Please email Jenny, our office manager, at or call (330) 331-7747 with any specific questions.
Change Agents Preschool Pod Program was established to provide opportunities for the integration of learning in all areas of development--- intellectual, physical, social and emotional. The learning experiences our teachers plan for children are designed to concentrate on furthering children’s interests and emerging capabilities through creative activities and academic curriculum.
Our classroom is designed to entice children to become involved in learning activities. The structure of the learning environment is intended to both allow and encourage children to explore and learn through their play. Additionally, our program supports children’s growing independence and self confidence through the many opportunities to participate and make decisions. We incorporate mindfulness activities into our daily structure to teach social-emotional regulation skills.
All students in the Change Agents Preschool Pod Program will learn letters names, letter sounds, letter formation, and other early literacy skills using the Wilson Fundations program. Fundations is a research based multi-sensory phonics program that teaches students the foundational skills for reading, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing in a fun and hands-on way.
Fundations also serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure as children progress in their literacy skills. Progress monitoring is built into the curriculum, which will allow students who may need additional intervention to be identified early before undergoing years of struggle. All of our Change Agent students will have a head start as they transition into school districts, which in the state of Ohio are currently shifting towards programs that support a science based acquisition of reading using explicitly taught phonics.
Our teachers have a sincere commitment to and respect for children. Above all, we are energetic and enthusiastic about our work with children...and it shows!