The curriculum at Apple Creek Preschool was chosen specifically for each age group to develop the skills necessary to be successful for the next school year. All levels of the curriculum use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities that are presented in small groups using an activity-based learning method.
Our social-emotional curriculum at Apple Creek is based on the Conscious Discipline program developed by Dr. Becky Bailey. Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social-emotional classroom management program based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline teaches safety, connections, and problem solving. Using this program, we will teach your child how to recognize and manage their emotions, the importance of kindness, empathy, and classroom responsibility through classrooms jobs.
HERE'S HOW WE KEEP YOU INFORMED ON YOUR CHILD'S PROGRESS:
Written progress notes every 6 weeks, alternating those notes between cognitive progress and social/emotional progress
A personal call from one of your child’s teachers at the 6-week mark
A mid-year full assessment on your child in all domains
A mid-year parent-teacher conference to discuss goals for the rest of the year
You will receive a final assessment at the end of the year to show your child's progress