Paducah Day Nursery and Learning Center offers classes and education programs for children six weeks to 12 years old. We ensure that each classroom is a positive place where your child can play, learn, and develop their skills while interacting with with their peers. Our teachers encourage children’s learning and thinking by being responsive to children’s understandings, interests, and abilities.
Our curriculum aligns with Kentucky Early Learning Standards (KYEL), and surpasses the minimum licensing and educational requirements. Furthermore, each class matches your child’s level of development precisely where they are and prepares them for the next stage of learning. We embrace the sensory play method, as it has a lasting impact on all areas of your child’s growth.
If you have any questions about our classes or curriculum or want to learn more about enrollment, please feel free to contact us at (270) 442-5437.
Eights through Twelves
Paducah Day Nursery created our school-age program for working parents with children who need a fun and friendly place to go before and after school. We offer a wide variety of games, music, arts, and craft activities. When weather permits, a large portion of their afternoon is spent outside. Learning centers are still a part of the school-age program, with many options for your child to explore, spend time with others, and learn new skills.
Paducah Day Nursery offers AM drop-off and PM pick-up services. McNabb Elementary and Morgan Elementary provide transportation to and from our facility. We also offer transportation to and from Clark Elementary.
Sensory Play: Learning Through the Scientific Method
At PDNLC, sensory play is a core component of our curriculum.
With sensory play, there’s always much more going on than meets the eye. Our well-planned activities encourage children to use the scientific method of observing, forming a hypothesis, experimenting, and making conclusions. Their brain makes connections using sensory information while blocking out conflicting noises or sights. Children learn to focus on positive stimulation, which helps them develop more quickly.
There are several benefits of sensory play, including:
Building nerve connections in the brain
Motor skill development
Problem-solving using scientific thinking
Inclusion of mindfulness-based activities
Maintaining a High Quality Curriculum
PDNLC ensures the following:
- The curriculum we use aligns with Kentucky Early Learning Standards (KYEL).
- We receive an environment assessment from the KY All STARS Raters to ensure our classrooms are maintaining a quality Level-5 for all age groups.
- Teachers design lesson plans based on the ongoing assessments of the children both individually and as a group.
- Teachers share assessments with the families.
2425 S 25th Street
Paducah, KY, KY 42003
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