Appleseed Preschool
... making a difference one child at a time
WE ARE TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT ART, THROUGH ART, AND WITH ART.
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Toddler
Your child's first years of life are a serious time that can determine achievement in school, relationships and life.
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Preschool
Two-year-olds are full with energy and interest about the world and are emerging a sense of increasing individuality.
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Kindergarten Prep
Kindergarten Step Ahead is a comprehensive program for preschool children
Conscious Discipline
Why you should join us?
Innovations
Our methods of teaching are based on our personal experience and include all modern instruments.
Small groups
Small groups are the best type of educational format for creative and scientific classes.
Individual Approach
Every child is unique and unrepeatable, so we pay attention to each pupil to create individual program.
Homework
We usually give materials for homework. But home practice is not a duty for those who have a busy schedule.
Adults attendance
If you are a parent and you are interested in dorections of our workshops, you are able to visit classes with your kid.
Flexible programms
You can pactice one or two clases at the same time. Also you have an ooportunity to change direction at any time.
About Us
About Us
Our Mission
Statement of Faith
Our Commitment
Accreditation
The Appleseed is a year-round Christian preschool for children ages six weeks to five years old. As a ministry of Church of All Nations we have been providing the highest quality care and education to the children in our community since 1963.
The mission of The Appleseed is to glorify God through the training and nurturing of each child in their spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social development. Through Christian principles we will lovingly guide each child to reach their fullest potential and become lifelong learners.
  • the bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.

  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
  • in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.
  • in the blessed hope-the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming
  • the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
  • regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • in water baptism by immersion.
  • the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
  • the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4 is given to believers who ask for it.
  • in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

At The Appleseed we are committed to providing a safe, clean, loving, Christian environment for the children in our care. We know that we have a profound responsibility in the eyes of God to reflect his love and "train his little ones in the way they should go"
Our center is APPLE accredited and recognized as a Gold Seal Quality program by the Florida Association of Child Care Management.

APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) is a national early learning program accreditation. A.P.P.L.E. is one of the largest accrediting programs for early learning centers. In Florida, APPLE is accepted as one of Florida's Gold Seal Quality programs.

The Appleseed is a Quality Counts and Strong Minds in network provider.

Strong Minds is a voluntary quality rating improvement system that promotes high quality in early care and education programs. The goal of Strong Minds is to ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Strong Minds focuses on:

  • improving children's learning and development
  • improving adult-child interactions
  • increasing family engagement in children's learning and development

Our programs
Nursery Program
Infant Room
Toddler Room
Preschool Classes
We know how important those early years are to a child's brain development and that is why each of our classrooms are set up to provide the highest quality care and learning experiences for each child.
In our nursery we use the "Creative Curriculum" which is based on four areas of development; social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development.

Each loving and trained teacher is required to implement daily lesson plans that encompass each of these important areas. To assure that each child is developmentally on target teachers assess children quarterly. This not only helps with early intervention for a child that might be delayed but also helps teachers plan for children who exceed targets and need to be challenged.

In our nursery we have three classrooms:
Infant- ages 6 weeks to 1 year old
Toddler- ages 1 year to 2 years old
Young two's – 2 to 2 ½
We know that 90% of a child's brain development happens before the age of three. To help each child reach their full potential we provide an environment rich in language, music and art experiences. Children in our infant room have access to several toys such as; puzzles, blocks, baby dolls, play food, cause and effect toys etc. Our trained loving staff provide daily reading experiences and activities to stimulate each child's development
Our toddler room provides many opportunities for active exploration throughout the day. Children will use their bodies, their senses and problem solving skills to learn about the world around them. Each experience is designed to engage the natural curiosity and creativity of children this age. We balance individual attention with group experiences and ensure your toddler's energy is channeled into positive learning experiences.
Our toddler room is set up with the following learning centers:

Housekeeping and Dramatic Play

This area is set up with small kid size furniture, dress-up clothes, play food and dishes and baby dolls.
Blocks
Different sizes, shapes, and colored blocks are provided along with cars, trucks, and play people where children can use their imagination to build and pretend play.
Manipulatives
Children can choose from large, chunky puzzles with knobs or challenge themselves with more complex puzzles. They can also play with cause and effect toys, or stack colorful nesting barrels inside one another etc.
Library area
This area is set up with pillows, soft stuffed toys, puppets and books. Here the children can choose from a variety of age appropriate books or snuggle up in the teacher's lap while she reads to them.
Art
Toddlers love activities like finger-painting, pasting, coloring pictures, and folding or ripping paper. These activities might be a bit messy, but they have immense value. They help toddlers:

  • get used to new textures, such as the feeling of finger paint
  • learn how paint moves on the paper and the fun feeling of cool paint on their fingers as they move it around on slick paper.
  • develop all kinds of fine motor skills, as they use their fingers, feet and so on
  • express their thoughts, experiences or ideas through their creations.
Sand and Water play
Routinely sand and water play is set up on the patio area outside for sensory exploration and creative expression.
A separate playground is provided for our two year olds with swings, balls, and ride on toy where children can exercise their large muscles daily.
In our Preschool Program we have the following classrooms:

  • 2 ½ - 3 year old classroom
  • 3 – 3½ year old classroom
  • 3½-4 year old classroom
  • 4- 5 year old VPK classrooms
We provide an expansive learning environment for our preschool classes both indoors and out. The children will learn to be independent thinkers and doers. Our preschool lesson plans are developed using "The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (5th edition)", which enhances kindergarten readiness skills. There are many independent, as well as group activities to enjoy throughout the day. These activities allow the children to enjoy learning and to share what they have learned with others.

Each preschool classroom has the following learning centers:

Housekeeping and Dramatic Play

This area is set up with small kid size furniture, dress-up clothes, play food, dishes and baby dolls. Children learn valuable social skills through pretend play.

Blocks:

Different sizes, shapes and colored blocks are provided along with cars, trucks, and people where children can use their imagination to build and pretend play.

Manipulatives:

Children can choose from easy to more complex puzzles, large string beads, matching,
sorting games, or build a complex structure with Lego's

Library area:

This area is set up with pillows, soft stuffed toys, puppets and books. Here the children can choose from a variety of age appropriate books or snuggle up in the teacher's lap while she reads to them. This area develops communication and early reading skills. Learning how to care for books, holding them and turning a page in sequence are only a few of the first important steps in developing a respect for books and reading. Listening, a key learning concept, is also an important skill developed in this area.

Art:

This area is set up so that the children can use creative expression with a variety of art materials such as; construction paper, tissue paper, paint, markers, crayons, tempera paints, watercolors, feathers, play-doh, etc.

Large Group:

In each of our preschool classes, each day begins with large group or circle time. The children welcome each other by selecting how they wish to be greeted and sing songs to connect as a school family.

This large group activity has so many learning benefits it is hard not to want it to last all day. But developmentally, children are not ready to function for long periods of time in a large group so we try to meet twice daily for five or ten minutes depending on the dynamics of the children involved.

Small Group:

Small group times offer the teacher the opportunity to work with a few children at one time to provide an activity that requires more teacher participation. This is also a great time for building the child/teacher relationship.

The Teacher's Role in the Preschool Classroom:

To be a role model for all children.

To create an atmosphere of trust and security where children feel safe, emotionally secure and have a sense of belonging to their school family.
To establish a community where learning takes place through positive relationships.
To teach each child the essential skills of self-regulation.
To structure the environment and activities based on the children's cognitive development; varying complexity and level of choices.
To allow children many opportunities to work with concrete objects and encourage them to interact with others and learn about other perspectives.
To always use mistakes or OOPS as we call them for opportunities to learn a new skill.
To make learning fun!!!!

Parent Information
Tips for busy Parents

Everyone's situation is unique and has its own challenges, but here are a few tips that will help make time with your children more meaningful.

  • Establish a good routine for everyday and try to stick with it as much as possible. Children feel safe when they know what to expect next. Have your child help in making a daily routine poster where they have a visual of what is coming next. They can cut and paste pictures of children eating breakfast, brushing their teeth, a parent/child reading together etc. Children feel safe when they know what to expect next.
  • When you get home from work, turn off the TV and the computer and try to take a few moments to spend some quality time together i.e. read a book, play a game or just talk to them about their day. This is time that you will never regret and moments that you and your child will hopefully remember forever. I think most parents will find that it also helps them to wind down from their busy day and focus on what really is important.
  • Involve your child in daily routines such as: making dinner, setting the table, or even helping to fold clothes. All these things offer great learning opportunities for children. When setting the table have your child count how many people are in the family and then count the number of forks, spoons, cups etc. they will need. When children help fold a basket of laundry, have them sort the like colors together and count them etc.
A big part of quality time is communication; kids thrive when they know their parents listen to them which makes them feel valued and loved and develop a positive self-image.

Mystery Reader
Connect with a Child Children's Choir
Ms. Gilda's class thoroughly enjoyed having a Mystery Reader come to share a special book

We were so blessed this week to have the Connect with a Child Children's Choir from Kenya Africa come and minister to us with their beautiful singing and dancing. Our children really enjoyed their performance and were so kind and loving to each one of them. Likewise, they really enjoyed spending time at The Appleseed and meeting the children. It was a wonderful, touching experience for everyone.

ABOUT THE CHOIR

The Connect with a Child Children's Choir is made up of children from Kenya East Africa. Most of these children are from the slums and from a very poor background. Connect with a Child Children's Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children.

Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform.

The Connect with a Child Children's Choir only consists of children that have been sponsored by different families who gave them the opportunity to better their future life through education over the years.

Everywhere the choir travels the vision and mission of Connect with a Child is present. The experience these children acquire from traveling around the world gives them the opportunity to experience other cultures and broaden their worldview. These all help build self-confidence within so they can rise up out of their situations of sadness and despair.

Projects:
Village to Village Orphanage
High School Project
Water Project
Shoes for All Project
To learn more about how you can support www.connecctwithachild.org
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First steps and homeworks
First report about our younger group. Classses, homeworks, first steps.Himalaya is a mountain range in the Indian subcontinent.
Lections in planetarium
Visiting tour to Central Planetarium. Himalaya is a mountain range in the Indian subcontinent, which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau.
Curriculum
Creative Curriculum
Our philosophy
Conscious Discipline
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These objectives are fully aligned with the Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

It is also one of the approved curriculums for our contracts with the Early Learning Coalition and the Strong Minds network.
The Creative Curriculum focuses on these five areas of development:

  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Language
  • Physical
Bible Curriculum

Our desire at The Appleseed is to see every child give their heart to Jesus Christ. We want them to know how precious they are and how much he loves them. The Preschool Post Bible Curriculum uses stories, songs and activities to help young children relate biblical principles to their everyday life.

The Environment

Each classroom is set up with learning centers to include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Block Play
  • Science
  • Manipulative Play
  • Art
These learning centers allow free choice of activity during Center Time in the daily schedule.
Our philosophy about How Children Learn

We believe….

Play is purposeful and when children play they learn about themselves, their environment, and the world around them. Play helps children build the skills necessary for critical thinking and problem solving which makes them feel good about their ability to learn. As they play, children learn important social skills to work cooperatively with others. Language skills develop as children engage in conversation with one another. Play enhances creativity.

  • encourages language and helps children develop skills for reading and writing. Play in early childhood lays the foundation for success in school.
  • young children learn best by active exploration and experimentation of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials in an organized environment.
  • children learn by using their five senses of touch, taste, smell and feel. Activities that involve the use of these senses make learning fun, exciting, and memorable.
  • that when children reach, grasp, crawl, run, balance and climb that they are developing important physical skills.
  • positive play experiences develop a positive emotional well-being for children. When children feel safe, secure, and successful they develop a positive self-image.
  • play has a critical role in the development of young children.

What is Conscious Discipline?
Created by Dr. Becky Bailey, an internationally renowned expert in child developmental psychology, Conscious Discipline® is built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them.

The Conscious Discipline process applies equally to parents, child care givers, educators, and patient caregivers.

Teachers use the latest brain research to break out of the instinctive habit of disciplining children the same way you were disciplined as a child.

Conscious Discipline is the only program that integrates classroom management with social-emotional learning, uses everyday events as part of a school's curriculum, and addresses the adult as well as the child.

The Conscious Discipline program has been named a national model for character education by the Florida State Legislature. It has also been proven to reduce aggression by 64% while increasing reading scores by 18%; in fact, Conscious Discipline classrooms score significantly higher in statewide reading comprehension, writing, and math tests.

The method's School Family™ concept, part of the third pyramid stage, defines three essential ingredients for a school's success:

  • Increasing the willingness to learn by creating a sense of belonging
  • Boosting impulse control internally: a much more effective approach than an external system of punishment and rewards
  • Helping children develop and apply sustained attention by reducing stress and encouraging contributions in a caring atmosphere
Meet Our Staff
Kathleen Wininger
Appleseed Preschool Director

At the Appleseed we believe in providing educational experiences that will enrich the life of the whole child. A wonderful preschool experience should instill your child with a positive self image and the basic Christian principles to be a successful adult. We want to continue what you have begun, reinforce and expand on what you teach, support your choices and be partners with you in enriching your child."



At the Appleseed we are committed to providing a warm and loving environment for the children of our community. One in which the children can be free enough to grow and explore, yet directed enough to learn and progress.

"Children are a gift of God a reward from Him" Psalm 127

Administration Staff
Jill
Nursery supervisor
Gilda
Curriculum specialist
Amber
Administrative assistant
Nursery Infant Room Teachers
In our Nursery we have babies from 6 weeks to 24 months. The teachers provide an environment that is warm and loving with lots of activities and story time.
Lydia
Colleen
Laura
Nursery Toddler Room Teachers
Cassie
Marina
Elly
Nursery Two's Teachers
Jeanna
Ruth
Preschool Two's
Our twos' are incredibly busy mastering new skills such as potty training and sharing toys with their friends. They are guided lovingly through a challenging year of maturing and growing in God's love.
Tina
Neyda
Preschool Three's
Christine
Carol
VPK Teachers
Ellen
Jackie
FAQ
MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS FROM OUR CLIENTS
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Support:
In the context of social invitations, RSVP is a request for a response from the invited person or people. It is an initialism derived from the French phrase Répondez s'il vous plaît, literally "Reply if you please" or "Please reply".
Katie:
How do I find out I've been invited?
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Phone: 1 (561) 391-2171
Fax: 1 (561) 391-2812
E-mail: kathy@bocachurch.com
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1300 NW 4th Ave
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
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