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Tiger Side Inter-generational Preschool

3003 Falling Leaf Ct, Columbia, MO

Starting at $165/wk

TigerSide IGP is a preschool in which the children, ages 2-12 years, enrolled in the facility will have the unique opportunity to interact with and enrich the lives of the residents of the skilled nursing facility, The Neighborhoods, by TigerPlace on a daily basis. TigerSide IGP is a desirable preschool choice for your family because of its exceptional facilities and its community approach to learning.

The staff at TigerSide Preschool is trained in Project Construct curriculum, one of the four early childhood curricula sanctioned by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Project Construct is based upon the cognitive development theories of psychologists Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. The philosophy of Project Construct is to create a learning environment rich in opportunities for exploration, thereby fostering curiosity about the world around us. The curriculum is tailored to meet each child's individual learning style and is meant to build on a child's existing knowledge by offering interesting and engaging activities which are mostly child-centered and teacher facilitated.

The small enrollment size of the center (24 students) will ensure a personal experience for your family and create a learning environment like no other in the city of Columbia. TigerSide IGP has three full-time employees (CPR/first-aid certified) and several well-qualified substitute teachers. As a parent, you will get to know and trust the staff, thereby helping you feel secure in the quality of your choice for childcare and preschool.
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Columbia, MO?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Columbia, MO. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Columbia, MO for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Columbia, MO?
When you begin looking for preschools in Columbia, MO ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Columbia, MO.
How can I find a preschool near me in Columbia, MO?
There are currently 16 preschools in Columbia, MO on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Columbia, MO who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.