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Topsy Toddler is play-based preschool program.  We have programs for 4's, 3's and Tots.  

Topsy Toddler has been in operation in Allen Park since 1970.

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Just Play
 Original Author Unknown
When I'm building in the block room,
Please don't say I'm "Just playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play,
About balance, I may be an architect someday.

When I'm getting all dressed up,
Setting the table, caring for the babies,
Don't get the idea I'm "Just Playing."
I may be a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint,
Or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay,
Please don't let me hear you say, "He is Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I just might be a teacher someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "playing" at my school,
Please don't feel the time is wasted in "play."
For you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods,
Please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "Just Play."
I'm learning to follow directions and see the differences.
I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,
Please don't say I'm "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning how my body works.
I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.

When you ask me what I've done at school today,
And I say, "I just played."
Please don't misunderstand me.
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work.
I'm preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work is play.

Just as the poem points out, play is very important in preschool.  Many of the necessary skills for later life are developed through play.  I believe that children learn through play.  Young children learn through their senses and experiences.  Hands-on exploration is best for a preschooler.  As the teacher, it is my job to offer a safe and supportive environment, in which the children have opportunities to grow and develop at their own rate.  I will offer a variety of opportunities for them to participate in and experiment with each and every new skill, both emotionally and intellectually.
With the help of parents, we will provide a happy, secure place for children to learn, grow, and socialize and develop self-expression.  We will make each childís first school experience a positive one.  They will have FUN and they will LEARN!
Christine Jordan, Teacher
Topsy Toddler

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, December 16th
      Board Meeting - 6:30 PM
      3ís Color Day - Wear Green

Monday, December 22 - Sunday, January 4th -  Christmas Break