Global Village Preschool

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You don’t realize it, but in the next few minutes you’re going to feel excited to have discovered the secret to finding a preschool that your child will love! Think of how great you will feel as a parent knowing your child is happy in their preschool environment!

If you’re like me, then you have been searching and searching but just can’t seem to find a preschool that has the same high standards as you do along with qualified teachers with a true love for children and teaching. You are also looking for the organic homely feel with hands on concrete learning that is rare in preschools.

STOP! Did I just say organic? Yes I did! When you visit Global Village Preschool in Doral, you will see that they incorporate recycled materials as part of the curriculum in an eco friendly approach. Instilling a caring attitude towards our planet helps children grow into responsible adults.

Here’s a fact for you: Global Village preschool is the First and only ECO-FRIENDLY preschool in Doral, with an all natural playscape. They actually use real grass! Remember the great feeling of real grass tickling your toes when you were a child?!

Can you see why I’m so excited!

Imagine your child playing in a preschool that has hills with slides, tunnels for exploration, trees with real birds’ nests, log cabins for pretend play and even an outdoor play kitchen! You feel happy just thinking about it! Imagine your child!

You are beginning to see the benefits your child will have by learning in a truly hands on eco-friendly environment with certified caring teachers. As you read further into this letter you will certainly realize Global Village Preschool is the perfect fit for your child and this will make you feel relieved.

FACT: Global Village Preschool is owned and operated by a state certified early childhood educator with over 25 years experience.

But let me confess something: I was angry and somewhat sad that I did not discover a preschool such as this when my daughter was younger, she would have loved it! But you have that opportunity right now. Don’t let it pass you by.

Here’s the bottom line: You can only experience how eco-friendly Global Village Preschool is by taking a tour of the facility which I know you will do because you obviously want the best for your child and certainly nothing less.

A monkey you say? Call us today at 305-400-4383 to schedule your free tour and start your child off on the path to a fun and great learning experience. You now realize you have nothing to lose in taking a fantastic tour of our preschool!

P.S: One more thing; we have SPECIALS for a limited time!
P.S.S: You don’t have to rush to come in, but we won’t have SPECIALS forever so hurry!

 

 

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Being in the education field for over 22 years it still amazes me when I hear a parent base their decision on a preschool by if they serve lunch or not.

I feel I should take some time to express my humble opinion, again it is only my opinion and so it is not an end all.  Life moves at a hectic pace at times and as such we find ourselves with limited time throughout the day and this often trickles down to the mornings…being that we stay up later and hence sleep a little later in an effort to squeeze every drop of sleep we can get out of the night!

Here is my simple solution: “Wake up!” It’s that simple. By waking up even 15 minutes earlier you have all the time you need to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch for your precious little one. I am going to ask you to trust me on this next statement which is “the lunch you can prepare for your child will most of the times be healthier than the cafeteria or the schools provided lunch.” I make this statement based on my 22 years of seeing and tasting these lunches!

I have also seen alot of waste from food programs. The thing is wether or not your child eats bread, for example, if the food programs serves bread they still have to place it on your child’s plate. If it is not eaten then it is thrown away. This always saddens me; to see such waste.

This leads me to why you should prepare your child’s lunch:

1. You know what foods your child enjoys (not just eat, but enjoys).
2. Your lunch will be by far a healthier choice than any food program out there!
3. Less chance of an allergic reaction.
4. Helps build their individuality and offers opportunity for exploration through sharing.
5. Helps to create that parent child bond and allows you to stick little happy messages inside the lunch box .
6. If you allow your child to participate in the preparation, the more likely they are to eat it all.
7. Less waste.
8. It tastes better!

Now that I have shared my outlook on lunch preparation and it’s benefits, let me give you a couple of great lunch ideas that can be ready in those 15-20 minutes in which you woke up earlier…( you are going to wake up earlier right..?)

Idea 1: Cream Cheese & Jelly Sandwich (5 Mins)
This cream cheese and jelly sandwich is perfect for school lunches. It doesn’t get soggy, and kids love this unique sandwich. Just be sure to pack a cold pack, so the cream cheese stays fresh.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:
• 2 rice cakes (any flavor)
• 2 Tbsp. whipped cream cheese (it’s easier to spread than regular cream cheese)
• 2 Tbsp. strawberry jelly
Preparation:
1. Spread one tablespoon of cream cheese on each rice cake.
2. Top with one tablespoon, each, of jelly.
3. Put the sandwich together, with the jelly sides facing each other.
Serve immediately or pack for lunch!

Idea 2: Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches (15 mins)
This updated Parmesan Tuna Sandwich spread is full of fresh flavor. You could make this with canned salmon or chicken too.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
Ingredients:
• 12 oz. can chunk tuna, drained
• 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 2 Tbsp. sour cream
• 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
• 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
• 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
• dash pepper

Preparation:
In small bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, and basil leaves and blend well. Add to tuna to mixture and blend. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Idea 3: Easy Cheesy Quesadilla (10 mins)
Looking for a kids snack that packs a nutritional punch while pleasing a crowd and their individual tastes? Not only are quesadillas easy to make, but you can add any number of alternate ingredients to accommodate the palates of everyone. The basic recipe is below, but you can add just about anything to cheese quesadillas including: cooked ground beef, cooked chicken, bell peppers, olives, cooked salmon, chopped tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, corn, beans, celery and more. Have fun experimenting to see what the whole family likes. And if quesadillas go over well as a kids snack, next time serve them for dinner!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
• 2 large tortillas, any variety
• 1 cup shredded cheese — traditionally cheddar is used, but any kind is fine
• butter or margarine
Preparation:
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly spread the butter or margarine on one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese and any other ingredients on top of the non-buttered side of the tortilla. Cover with the second tortilla so both buttered sides are facing out. Carefully put the quesadilla into the pan. Cook until the tortilla is lightly brown and then flip. Cook until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately on a plate and cut into four wedges or pack for lunch. Serve with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole. Note: Any proteins you add to the quesadilla should be fully cooked before you add it in.

For more fantastic quick recipes visit this site http://stayathomemoms.about.com/od/raisingyourchildren/a/101-Ideas-For-Kids-Lunches.htm
Keep giving your child the healthy choice.

When we designed Global Village Preschool we were adamant about incorporating a “Natural Playground”.  What a delight it was to see the benefits of this approach come shining through.  The kids were working on a gardening project when one of them noticed a bird’s nest, with two baby chicks inside!  You can only imagine the excitement it created amongst the kids.  They asked about the “Mommy bird”, what they eat, how do they fly, and other such questions.  Some were concerned that their nest looked too small so they decided to build a nest for them as well as a card.

Experiences such as these can only happen within a natural playground setting. It lets us know we’ve made the right decision to incorporate a natural playground within our learning facility. Wouldn’t you want your child to have similar experiences in their school?  The thing is; we are the only preschool in Doral with a natural playground!

Hello everyone,

I have been blessed to be married to not only a wonderful person but a great early childhood educator which in turn has caused a love for education to bloom within me. Of course this is only my humble opinion. That being said, I would love to share with you my own thoughts and observations as I watch my wife along with her great team build a preschool (Global Village Preschool)  that I believe has the ability to impart positive relationships early on in the education process of the children it caters to. I am always amazed by the competency the children display once they are given time to assess a situation and the time to respond.

How hard it is even now as an adult to face some of our fears head on. Imagine a child.

An interesting moment I observed recently ( and believe me there are many of these moments) was one of the younger children who we will call “C”  (under 3 years old) intensely staring at the slide as if contemplating sliding down, but obviously not sure and afraid.

She had finally made it to the top of our big hill and the change in perspective was no doubt a bit frightening.

 The teacher noticed her looking at the slide for a while and decided to prod her a bit and eventually placed her on the slide.

Well……”C” slid down, holding her breath, no hands and fast! You can see it in her expression. She was intently focused on the goal (the end of the slide) never for a moment did she look elsewhere. Amazingly she maintained perfect balance without her hands or her feet touching the slide!  If you can imagine for a moment this was you and someone placed you on a slide over 20 feet high! This is the equivalence!

Remember I mentioned tackling your fears head on…and how even us now as adults have a hard time doing this? “C” not only tackled her fear, but look at her face afterward. Triumph! You can see she really feels she has made a big accomplishment, and rightly so!

Children full of competence; yes, that is what they are.

We are so excited to give you a sneek peek at our natural playground. We have spent alot of time researching the ideal environment to provide for your little ones, as we are not satisified with the regular playsets and fake grass!  At our school kids will play, explore, and learn in a natural setting..and yes the grass is real! Final touches will include a water table, a wooden house and lots of open ended materials. Long live real grass!

Global Village Preschool is OFFICIALLY OPEN AND ENROLLING!!! We welcome all to schedule a tour of our one-of-kind facility. Spaces fill quickly and as such we have to keep it on a first come first serve basis. CALL 305-400-4383 or check out http://www.GlobalVillagePreschool.com to schedule a tour today. HEY! Why not just fill out the form below and one of our experienced staff will contact you within 48 Hrs. Promise!


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