Trumbull Community Action Program

Trumbull Community Action Program


Our Education Team provides developmentally appropriate learning environments that prepare children for kindergarten. Kindergarten readiness goals focus on the needs of each child. Our program curriculum, the Creative Curriculum, is a research-based strategy that focuses on the following areas: Social-Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Studies, and the Arts. We also use Conscious Discipline, which is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that focuses on children feeling safe and connected. Both programs are proven, science-based, and widely accepted systems.  

All our centers have a 5-Star Rating through Ohio's Step Up to Quality System! Step Up to Quality is a quality rating and improvement system that scores learning and development programs anywhere from 1-star to 5-stars based on how well they meet program standards and licensing health and safety regulations. The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 


Sample Daily Schedule (Full Day Classes)

The children’s daily schedule is flexible enough to provide adaptability, when necessary, but structured enough to provide predictability for the children. We want them to view their school as a safe and comforting place, where they know what to expect and when to expect it.

8:00   am  -   8:30 am:      Staff Available

8:30   am  -   9:00 am:      Children Arrive/Restroom/Breakfast

9:00   am  -   9:20 am:      Group Meeting/Circle Time

9:20   am  - 10:20 am:      Choice Time

10:20 am  - 10:40 am:      Music & Movement

10:40 am  - 11:00 am:      Small Group

11:00 am  - 11:30 am:      Outdoor Choice Time

11:30 am  - 11:40 pm:      Handwashing/Restroom                                                               

11:40 pm  - 11:55 pm:      Read Aloud                                  

11:55 am  - 12:30 pm:      Lunch                               

12:30 pm  -   1:15 pm:      Rest and Quiet Activities                                     

1:15   pm  -   1:25 pm:     Restroom Break

1:25   pm  -   1:55:pm:     Choice Time/Large Motor
1:55   pm  -   2:05 pm:     Handwashing/Restroom
2:05   pm  -   2:25 pm:     Snack
2:25   pm  -   2:55 pm:     Individualization and Small Group          
2:55   pm  -   3:00 pm:     Group Meeting and Dismissal


Sample Daily Schedule (Half Day Classes)

8:00   am -   8:30 am:       Staff Available

8:30   am -   9:00 am:      Children Arrive/Restroom/Breakfast

9:00   am -   9:20 am:      Opening and Beginning of the Day Routines

9:20   am -   9:40 am:       Literacy Block

9:40   am - 10:40 am:       Learning Centers/Individualization

10:40 am - 10:50 am:       Clean Up

10:50 am - 11:30 am:       Music and Movement/Gross Motor

11:10 am - 11:45 am:       Restroom/Lunch                                                                 

11:45 am - 12:00 pm:      Prepare to Go Home, Goodbye Song                               


*Read/Literacy Block-Read aloud/Shared reading/Language lesson/Gross motor/Music/Fingerplays

**Outdoor and Gross motor times daily as scheduled --- will vary per center

***Wash Hands at a minimum of one time per hour


Classroom Areas

The Block Area

The child...

  • Develops large and small muscle control
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Explores spatial relationships and comparisons of sizes and shapes
  • Plans and Solves problems while working with other children

The Dramatic Play Area

The child...

  • Makes decisions
  • Imitates people- their work, feelings, and words
  • Develops the five senses
  • Increases understanding of the world
  • Uses and practices expressive language
  • Is introduced to puppets
  • Has the opportunity to use dress-up clothes
  • Explores problem solving
  • Learns to value creativity

The Writing Area

The child...

  • Develops hand-eye coordination and small muscle control
  • Practices proper pencil/crayon grip
  • Explores spatial relationships and comparisons of sizes and shapes
  • Experiments with form, line, and movement
  • Uses creativity to plan, design, and implement an idea

The Playground Area

The child...

  • Develops muscular strength and coordination
  • Experiments with motor activities
  • Gains strength, agility, and balance
  • Relieves tenson while using energy constructively and imaginatively

The Listening Area

The child...

  • Experiences a variety of rhythms and tones
  • Learns additional memory skills
  • Differentiates among sounds
  • Learns expression through creative movement, rhythm instruments, and song
  • Gains exposure to literature and music
  • Encounters new language patterns
  • Assimilates new concepts and vocabulary

The Manipulative Area

The child...

  • Develops hand-eye coordination and small muscle control
  • Works with a whole object and its parts
  • Sees the interrelationships between sizes and shapes
  • Forms sets of objects
  • Identifies shapes
  • Identifies number concepts and numerals
  • Sequences numerals, letters, textures, colors, shapes, and sizes
  • Reproduces patterns and designs
  • Explores one-to-one correspondence

The Water Table Area

The child...

  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Learns to share materials
  • Creates an imaginary world
  • Exchanges thoughts, ideas,  and plans with a partner
  • Measures and makes comparisons

The Science Table Area

The child...

  • Develops senses
  • Observes sequences of life cycles
  • Makes classifications and generalizations
  • Increases powers of observation
  • Gathers simple data and bases decisions upon that data
  • Explores nature

The Library Center

The child...

  • Learns to respect and care for books
  • Identifies with imagined events and situations
  • Expands interest in words and books
  • Learns to sequence pictures and events in stories
  • Interprets pictures and events in stories
  • Acquires familiarity with front-back, top-bottom, left-right progression

The Art Area

The child...

  • Expresses unique feelings and ideas with a variety of materials
  • Uses creativity to plan, design, and construct an idea
  • Practices using scissors