Structured planning is what sets Dino Drop-In apart from other drop-in centers. You won’t find screens and electronic toys entertaining children here, our preschool programs have been developed to inspire intrinsic motivation to learn and grow. Activities throughout the day have been carefully selected and timed to give the maximum learning opportunity to each child while respecting the shorter attention spans of the youngest in our community. A mixed age group class fosters a community feel and growth mindset in the younger children and empathy in the older children as they learn to navigate activities in an inclusive manner.
There are multiple opportunities in a day for circle time and group activities to inspire and share. Free play and gross motor skill development give plenty of time to burn off energy, build strength, independence, and resilience. Project time allows your child to develop their interests and explore creatively. At Dino Drop-in we have monthly themes to help guide children to learn about the world around them and encourage a lifelong love of learning. Choose Dino Drop-in for services that deliver more than just a helping hand.
All Dino Drop-In teachers are background checked, trained in CPR/1st Aide, and required to do continuing education each year.
Meet Miss Sarah,
I have been working at Dino since April 2019 and have been working with children for most of my life. Ive helped coach sports since I was in school and have my degree in education. My favorite part of working with children is that every day is different and that they see the world in a way that sparks creativity and hope. I love getting to know the families and really being able to help support them in their goals and their children. A fun fact about me is that I ballroom dance and was an instructor for a little while.
Say hi to Miss Bree,
“I have been working at Dino for a year and a half.
I started off working with children in middle school when I would babysit for my neighbors. Since then, I’ve worked at numerous pre-schools and volunteer programs with children. I currently am a pre-service teacher through MSU.
My favorite part about working with children is seeing them grow developmentally and building relationships with other children. They’re also just so funny and unique and I’m constantly laughing when I’m around them.