Young children are active learners; they learn by using their senses and actions to interact with their environment. Brain development research has found that a child's early interactions with their physical environment and their interactions with caregivers determine how their brain will develop and continue to develop as they grow. Community Preschool is dedicated to providing young children with high quality early childhood experiences.
It is our mission at Community Preschool to ensure the development of every child...
Community Preschool utilizes The Creative Curriculum™, a North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education approved and developmentally appropriate curriculum. This provides young children with an educational curriculum that focuses on the use of meaningful, hands-on, concrete activities. Teachers are facilitators, allowing children to make choices and to learn from their interactions with their environment. The classroom environment is designed to encourage children to freely play, explore, experiment, and create. By using developmentally appropriate toys and games, while emphasizing an integrated curriculum, children are able to expand their cognitive development successfully.
Providing an early childhood program that focuses on the emotional and social development of young children is also important. Children spend a great deal of time interacting with adults and other children. These relationships strongly influence a child's emotional and social development. Children must have a loving and nurturing teacher, and an environment designed to offer security, comfort, and a sense of belonging. As they develop further, children become more capable of choosing and performing tasks and activities for themselves; thus developing a sense of responsibility, self-confidence, and autonomy. Research tells us that these are the qualities that are needed for optimal development and readiness for success in school.
Beginning at birth, developmentally appropriate activities, consistent scheduling, dedicated, educated and understanding teachers, and parent support and involvement help young children to feel confident and successful. As children continue to develop, they display more initiative to learn and to accept responsibility. Activities involving play, exploring, experimenting, and creating are encouraged to give children a feeling of value. These activities also help children socially as they learn to interact and cooperate with their classmates. Children come to feel that they have a positive influence on their own lives and that of others.
Physical development is an essential part to any quality educational program. Programs working specifically with young children have a responsibility to begin teaching the benefits of good health, hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and fitness. At Community Preschool, teachers are role models, nutritious snacks and meals are provided, activities within the classrooms are designed and implemented to reinforce good health, and a physical development program de-emphasizing competition is provided.
A good physical development program also helps children to develop in other areas. As children grow and develop, their fine and gross motor capabilities improve. At Community Preschool, as children are able to move, explore, and interact with their environment, their cognitive development is enhanced. As children become increasingly independent and as they form new relationships, their emotional and social development benefits, as well.
Parents are children's first teachers and their active engagement in their child's school experience is linked to better school performance, stronger relationships with teachers and provides a solid base for children to rely upon. At Community Preschool, parents are involved in authentic meaningful activities and staff is dedicated to creating strong family connections throughout the year, in a variety of ways that respects families' cultures, language and expectations.
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