Our preschool has adopted The Creative Curriculum®, a research-based curriculum that focuses on the whole child. These lessons and activities align with the framework from the California State Preschool Learning Foundations. This curriculum’s design supports our students with development and learning in the areas of social-emotional, cognitive, math, science, reading readiness, and creative art. In addition to the curriculum, supplemental resources provide students identified as English Learners and students with special needs added support for early intervention to minimize learning gaps. Staff, students, and parents also have access to digital resources to support learning in varied environments.
Our preschool will use GOLD Online Assessments as a formative assessment tool in the classroom. The assessment model used in GOLD follows widely-held expectations for how children develop and grow, and it enables a whole-child approach to assessment. Our parents and teachers will have a clear understanding of each child’s needs based on their developmentally appropriate milestones.