To educate by cultivating the wonder of learning through meaningful partnerships
Please complete your child's ASQ-3 and ASQ/SE-2 by Monday, November 20!
Don't Forget...there are 2 different screenings.
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our parent night! We are excited to continue on our journey as a Reggio Inspired School and invite you to explore STEAM concepts along with us this year.
The questions that we will use to influence and guide curriculum this year will be:
How do children naturally explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts?
How do or can we cultivate the wonder of learning through this lens?
Beginning in September, our schoolwide focus will be on S.T.E.A.M. concepts in the Early Childhood Classroom.
We invite you to join us in partnership exploring S.T.E.A.M. and the wonder of learning through this lens.
What is S.T.E.A.M?
How can we promote these concepts?
Start with observation.....the play behaviors listed below occur naturally in children's play. As you begin to look for these concepts, you will see that children are naturally drawn to this type of play.
What to look for...
9 Key Engineering Play Behaviors in Early Childhood (these are non-sequential and overlapping)
We will be open tomorrow as scheduled per guidance from Red White and Blue Fire Department. If you have questions, we will have someone available at the school tomorrow morning at 7:00am to assist you.
When you arrive in the morning, please provide your most current cell phone information at the front desk, we need to know that someone will be available to take our calls. We are requesting a 20 minute response time in case of evacuation so please have a plan in place upon your arrival at school tomorrow.
Your children's safety is our number one priority.
We appreciate your support and understanding.
Leslie and Emilie
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Our in-service training on Friday was focused on Engineering Through Play. We learned about the...
9 Key Engineering Play Behaviors (these are non-sequential and overlapping)
As many of you know volunteerism is a requirement for all families here at Timberline Learning Center. We require each family to donate either 1 hour of their time of their time or $15 worth of materials per month. To make this easier for our families, all of our volunteer opportunities will now be announced through a website called SignUp Genius. All volunteer opportunities will be listed on one page, while recycling help has it's own sign up page. Please keep checking the page regularly as it will be updated when new items are requested or chaperones are needed. Our hope is that this will keep everyone more connected as well as being more 'green' by not using as much paper. The more you use the SignUp Genius website, the easier it will get; especially if you sign up to become a member of the website. This website will help you remember what you have signed up for by sending email reminders and it will help track volunteer hours so nothing gets missed.
Mark your calendars... our next faculty training day is approaching.
Timberline will be closed on Friday, May 5th for inservice
Good Morning TLC Families,
I wanted to thank you for all of your support that contributed to an incredible year for all of us here at TLC. It is these meaningful partnerships that provide the foundation for such important work at our school. As we approach our 10th year of operation, it is exciting to reflect back on where we began and how far we have evolved thanks to our families and to the dedication and hard work of our Staff. We will be holding our Staff Holiday Party next week and hope that this evening full of fun and good cheer sets the stage for another wonderful year with this amazing team!!
I want to provide a few updates/reminders here that will hopefully guide our Timberline Family into a happy and healthy New Year.
*Car Seat check: January 4th @ 4:30-5:30pm at TLC. This is an opportunity to work with our Red White and Blue Fire Department to ensure that we are all traveling to and fro as safely as possible during the winter weather.
*Traffic Control: We all struggle with navigating traffic, especially with all of the holiday guests on the roads. Please accept this reminder that there is only one path to take during pick up and drop off- enter from Valley Brook Street and exit onto Airport rd. We have had several near miss accidents with drivers trying to exit onto Valley Brook St, so please follow this appropriate route and keep everyone safe.
*Volunteerism: this is an essential part of our school culture and we are grateful for everyone who regularly participates. We request that our families contribute monthly to 1 hour of volunteerism or $15 in materials- this allows us to enhance our existing family partnerships, model altruism for our students, and procure materials that allow for meaningful explorations. This works on an honor system, so please note your contributions on your family page in the log at the front desk. A $25 fee is assigned on the following month’s invoice if this has not been completed. The front desk as well as your child’s classroom always has a wealth of ideas that can be incorporated into your already busy lives, so please ask for ideas.
*Community Connections: Exploring the world outside our doors is an important component of our philosophy, so we are regularly looking for ways to connect. Our Little Grove developed a service project in the spirit of the Holidays and before we end it on January 15th, we are hoping for some more participation. There are boxes outlining what is most needed by the FIRC food bank so please take a moment to consider picking up a couple of extra items the next time you stop by the grocery store. If you have suggestions for further community connections, please share with us!!
*Family socials: We have received wonderful feedback about the pancake breakfast/bounce house social. So many of you came out to play and that was really wonderful to see, thank you. If you have ideas about ways to get our families together to meet and connect, please share them with me- we love helping to make these connections!!
We wish you all a healthy and happy New Year
The Timberline Team
We are a school for young children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Our approach is Reggio Emilia inspired. The following principles guide our approach and curriculum: The child is an active, strong, competent collaborator in the evolution of their learning. The teacher is a guide, rather than an instructor, who observes, questions, researches, documents, reflects, and interprets. The classroom is a teacher unto itself! The relationships that develop between the children, their families, and the teachers create opportunity for growth, reflection, and support. Long-term projects are at the core of our program, using the children’s interests, and the teacher’s observations, as the guide.