KNOXVILLE – On Wednesday, Johnson students dispersed and went out into the community to serve for K-16. One of the groups served at the Children’s Center of Knoxville where staff member, Miles McDowell was willing to share what the organization is about and what they strive for.
McDowell shared the typical structure of the daycare.
“All of our teachers are here by 8:15 and we have lead teachers in every room,” he said.”Sometimes we have an assistant teacher too but we always have two teachers in every room.”
With the age group of this facility being from six weeks to five years of age, the teachers also do some lessons with the older kids.
“We want to teach them colors, letters, and even the older kids have a letter of the week,” McDowell said.“They have a show and tell every week that includes what they learned about the letter of the week… this time they’re on C.”
The curriculum used at CCK is Catron/Allen Creative Play. McDowell concluded with a few things that CCK strives for in regards to the children.
“We strive to get the children prepared for kindergarten and grade school in a fun and safe environment,” he said. “We also strive to be diverse, we have half of our enrollment on financial aid and scholarships because we want every kid to be prepared for the next step in their future.”
After the interview, Johnson students wrapped up the work that was being done at CCK and ended with coming together before going back to campus.
McDowell and his fellow staff members were happy to see the Johnson students again and are excited for K-17 next year.