• 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.