Preschool is a time that early learners begin to build a foundation through the use of play and discovery. This begins a time of doing things together as a group and following a schedule. Both help to develop fine motor and gross motor skills. It is a time to learn social skills, problem-solving and prepare for kindergarten. Chubby Cheeks use the Read Write Inc. A synthetic phonics program is based on learning letter sounds first and working on pre-writing. Teaching strategies help to promote early literacy, introduce numbers and mathematics, and teach science through observation and creativity through art. This system allows for easy lesson planning and accessing accordingly to embrace interest based on units or topics of discovery. The lesson plans are shared with parents on the Brightwheel application which allows parents to see what the plan is for their child that day. Also, Brightwheel allows parents to communicate back and forth at any time through pictures and messaging.
"Ms. Donna Artrip is the lead teacher at Chubby Cheeks Preschool program, joined the center in September 2018. She obtained her Early Childhood Degree from OSU. She has extensive experience working at head-start preschools. She enjoys watching the children grow and develop relationships with one another. Her favorite author is Eric Carle."