At Anne Sullivan Preschool, every moment is a teaching moment! The caring, child-centered preschool teachers are the foundation of the school's high quality program that meets the learning and social-emotional needs of each unique child and his/her family. The preschool program offers the children spacious joyful classrooms set up with stimulating interest areas with books, dramatic play, sand & water, blocks, art materials, music, learning games, and cooking. Through teacher supported purposeful play, the children learn math and literacy concepts, and develop understanding about science, technology and social studies. Spanish is introduced through songs, games, books and simple conversations. There is a ratio of one teacher for nine children throughout the preschool day.
The teachers encourage play and choices throughout the day while providing a balance between teacher guided and child initiated activities both indoors and outdoors. The core of the preschool curriculum is a study in which the children come up with a topic that they want to investigate and explore. Teachers help children discover what they know about the topic and develop questions about what they want to know. The topic is investigated in group discussions, played out in one or more interest areas, then read about in books & materials provided by teachers & families. Examples of studies include: going to the doctor, dentist, veterinarian, going camping, the water cycle, the bakery, a train ride, construction, and plants & gardening.
The school follows The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool as the foundation of its preschool program. Teacher-child interactions and relationships are key to optimal learning and development for your child. Developing social-emotional competence is a predictor of early school success. Constructive and purposeful play helps your child to develop language skills, learn to solve problems and learn to regulate his/her emotions & behavior. Stimulating environments indoors and outdoors provide for children's physical and emotional well-being in their ability to explore, discover, think and learn. Each child's progress is monitored using the Creative Curriculum GOLDTM Assessment System that is aligned to state early learning standards and meet the NAEYC accreditation standards. GOLD is inclusive of children with disabilities, children who are English learners, and children who are advanced learners.
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