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PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES


Play is the work of children, their primary method of learning. Rates of development differ among children; therefore, it is critical that adults provide play activities which parallel the development levels of each student. Staff will endeavor to provide materials that are easily accessible, multicultural and non-stereotypical. Adequate space and time shall be provided for activities emphasizing motor development, sensory awareness, creativity, problem solving, exploration, and life skill development.
 

 

 

EARLY LEARNING STANDARDS 


Winton Woods Preschool program follows the Early Learning and Development Standards for the State of Ohio for Preschool. These standards are in the five areas: Social-Emotional Development, Approaches Toward Learning, Cognitive Development & General Knowledge, Language & Literacy Development, and Physical Well-Being & Motor Development. A copy of these standards will be found in each preschool classroom. Staff will provide a copy of the standards to parents upon request or families can access them at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Content-Standards/Birth-Through-Pre_K-Learning-and-Development-Stand.
 

 

 

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 


  • Winton Woods Preschool has adopted The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The program consists of five research-based volumes that use exploration and discovery as a way of learning and is aligned to the Ohio Early Learning & Development Standards.

  • Each child receives a complete developmental screening within 60 days of enrollment and annually thereafter. Results will be shared with parents and follow-up is provided as needed to meet the child’s individual needs.

  • On-going developmental and academic progress is documented using the Early Learning Assessment and classroom observations. Results are used to guide instruction. Progress will be shared with parents through Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Conferences, as well as through ongoing communication.

 

 

SAMPLE PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE (actual schedule of activities and transition times may vary) 

 

Partial Day Classes – Monday through Thursday

AM

 

PM

9:10

Arrival, Unpack, Stations/Centers, Attendance

1:25

9:15

Morning Meeting, Names, Calendar, Weather, Book

1:30

9:40

Music & Movement

2:00

9:55

Play Based Centers (integrating content, math, & literacy) Individual IEP Goals, Daily Extras

2:15

10:35

Snack Time

2:55

10:50

Gross Motor Time (one of these)

Outside, Gym, O.T. Group,          In Classroom

3:10

11:20

Art

3:35

11:35

Afternoon Meeting, Pack Up, & Dismissal

3:50

 

Full Day Classes – Monday through Friday

9:10 am

Arrival, Breakfast, Unpack, Stations/Centers, Attendance

9:20

Beginning Group, Names, Calendar, Weather, Intro to Centers

9:40

Play Based Centers (integrating content, math, & literacy), Individual IEP Goals, Daily Extras

10:40

Read aloud and discussion

11:00

Music & Movement

11:40

Shared Reading or Shared Writing

12:00 pm

Lunch & Recess

12:45

Phonological Awareness, Alphabet, Word Play in Whole Group

1:00

Rest Time

2:00

Music & Movement

2:10

Special (Art, Gym, Music)

2:45

Small Group Instruction

3:30

Afternoon Meeting, Pack Up, & Dismissal

Staff Hours – 9:00am – 4:20pm, Monday - Friday