ECD Students Tour Preschools
On the Early Childhood Development class’s most recent field trip, we visited two different preschools, Bright Horizons and Crème de la Crème. At both preschools we learned about their unique teaching styles as well as different aspects of their schools.
At Bright Horizons we learned that their facility is located in a business district, so businessmen and women drop their children off before work and pick them up when they are done. We also learned that the children there are taught Spanish at a young age. Along with learning another language, the children are taught manners and to be self-serving during snack time. At Bright Horizons the staff always tries to meet every child’s personal needs.
At Crème de la Crème, the arrangement of the whole preschool made it feel like we were in Disney World. We loved how the children are up and moving around from class to class rather than just being in one room for the whole day. We learned that the school offers opportunities for teachers to advance their education and specialize in a different subject area if they want. The children there have the opportunity to take different classes such as ballet and karate in their school, rather than going elsewhere.
Additionally, we learned about their security. At Crème de la Crème, they have an extensive security system that includes biometric scanning and a wall of TV’s with running security footage for full-time monitoring of the children.
Overall, it was a fun and educational experience that we are glad we got the opportunity to be a part of.