Goals


Curriculum

Our school-wide curriculum is aligned with Michigan’s Standards of Quality for Early Childhood (infant, toddler, preschool and young-fives). Our approach is developmental in nature, focusing on students as individuals. The “Ages and Stages” assessment tool supports our goals for each child as well as the “Habits of Mind” theory, which is fostered in daily routines.
All of the above are implemented through child-initiated activities, hands-on learning, student problem solving and creativity.

Revised Standards

The State Board of Education (SBE) approved revisions to the following standards documents on March 12, 2013.
The links listed below are the most up-to-date versions available.

The Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs (ECSQ-IT),
Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten(ECSQ-PK),
Common Core State Standards for K-2 and the Michigan Out-of-School Time (MOST) Standards of Quality

Developmental Goals and Objectives by Age


Infants

For children 12 months not walking defensively.

Toddlers

For children 12 months – 2 ½ and walking defensively.

Transition Room

For children 2½ through young 3’s who may not developmentally be ready for the structure of a pre-school format.

Preschool

For children ages 3 and 4 who are fully potty-trained.

Young Fives

For children who are old enough for kindergarten, but would benefit from another growth year.

Enrichment Classes

Offered for our preschool and young five students. These classes are offered in the afternoon throughout the school year . (See enrichment class listings)