The Preschool day includes the activities below, though the order of activites may differ at the sites.
The routine above is a “sampling” which includes elements of a routine that is considered best practices for early learning settings for children 5 years and younger. Individual classroom routines may vary yet still maintain the basic elements of the routine. For a detailed daily Preschool Routine with sample activities and practices, click here
Our program provides developmentally appropriate experiences, which builds on the child’s emerging skills and interests, encourages active exploration, helps build and nurture relationships, and develops self help skills. Through intentional play children learn problem solving, critical thinking skills and build healthy self esteems. Our program also aims to create rich oral language environments by focusing on informal and formal language development.
Oral language is the primary means by which children gain knowledge about the world, and it is the vital foundation for children’s literacy development (The Albert Shanker Institute, 2009).
All instruction and learning experiences are designed in correlation with the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Framework, and the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP). The Preschool Learning Foundations and Framework focuses on four main domains: social- emotional development, language and literacy, English language development, and mathematics.
Language & Literacy, Science and Social Studies:
Preschool GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) is the instructional model we use to create a language rich environment that supports children’s natural curiosity, new ideas and concept development. Our Preschool GLAD Units are based on science or social studies themes.
Growing with Math is our mathematics curriculum. Its is aligned to the math and cognitive domains in the Preschool Learning Foundations and the DRDP.
Social Emotional Development:
Our program uses the Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Teaching Pyramid as our framework to promote and develop healthy social emotional skills in our students.
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