The half-day integrated program meets for 2.5 hours daily
with separate morning and afternoon sessions. This program is designed
to include preschool students of varying degrees of developmental
readiness to optimize opportunities for students to learn and grow from
one another’s strengths.
Multi-sensory lessons are
carefully planned and prepared to address all learning styles.
Activities and materials integrate learning through the use of visual,
auditory, kinesthetic and tactile experiences. Instruction is
differentiated, allowing children to learn at their own pace. Student
needs are addressed throughout the day during large group, small group
and individual instruction.
The Creative Curriculum is
implemented through natural exploration and intentional teaching to
facilitate development and growth. Curricular adaptations and
supplemental materials are used whenever necessary to address specific
student needs. Consistency, repetition, review and practice allows for
mastery and maintenance of skills. Multiple measures of assessment are
utilized to evaluate student progress.
Mathematics is introduced in the preschool program through the use of
hands on activities that students experience in centers and daily
lessons. Mathematics is woven into children’s everyday activities and
routines and focus on developing children’s ability to problem solve and
reason. These initial experiences lay the groundwork for further
mathematics learning as students continue in the Everyday Math program
in kindergarten through grade five.
provided with a balance of structure and flexibility to establish an
optimal learning environment. Students are motivated through
reinforcement of positive behaviors. Modeling and prompting techniques
aim to improve social skills and increase functional communication.
Specialists provide additional support when needed, to promote growth in
all areas of development.