Programs/Curriculum

We offer half day and full day programming for both 3 and 4 year olds.  The key to choosing the right program is determining what works for your family. 

Our classrooms are set up to allow the students to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. They can explore in 10 interest areas-  blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking and computers.  Learning also takes place outdoors as well as field trips and guest speakers.

Creative Curriculum  is used in all classrooms, providing a research-based structure to support student growth and learning. Our environment and curriculum are hands-on, educational, and always fun!

We assess students regularly using Creative Curriculum GOLD. This assessment provides a growth continuum for each of the learning objectives that align to the Iowa Early Learning Standards. Teachers continually collect evidence of a student’s performance in order to make instruction decisions. We share the GOLD Assessment with families during Parent Teacher Conferences two times a year and provide a final report at the end of each year in our program. 

Read It Again- Pre K is a curriculum supplement used to aid in the development of our young children's early foundational skills of language and literacy.  This program helps build skills in vocabulary, narrative, phonological awareness, and print knowledge.

We also use Handwritiing Without Tears to develop beginning writing skills.

Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services are available for eligible children three to five years of age. ECSE staff assist in the identification, assessment and development of an individualized educational plan for eligible children. A continuum of services are available tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.

 

Eligibility

3-year-old Preschool students must be 3 before September 15, 2016

4-year-old Preschool students must be 4 before September 15, 2016