Curriculum and Program:
Taught by a licensed Early Childhood Teacher with additional teaching assistants and specialists (speech and language pathologist, occupational and physical therapists, school psychologist) supporting the classroom.
The Creative Curriculum© is a research-based curriculum that serves as the foundation instruction. Additional programs (Jolly Phonics, Handwriting Without Tears) place heavy emphasis on early literacy skill development.
Opportunities for teacher-directed learning and self-directed exploration at 11 interest areas: blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library discovery, sand & water, music & movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors.
Frequent and ongoing assessment of student skill development.
School setting provides access to playground, library, indoor activity space, and upper grade helpers.
Prepares students to enter full day kindergarten classrooms at Winkelman.