12 children turning 2 years by September 30th with 1 full-time teacher & 2-3 interns meeting Tuesday & Thursday from 9am - 12pm.
Nursery 1 Classroom Family Packet
The Classroom Family Packet (sent to you in August) contains information from your child’s teachers about the philosophy, schedule, curriculum, and classroom practices of the classroom that builds on to the CSDC Family Handbook.
I began my professional career at Families First Health and Support Center in 2005 where I provided care for multi-age groups. I taught in a kindergarten classroom at Little Harbour School before coming to CSDC in 2011. I have taught in Preschool 1 and 2 before moving to Kindergarten in 2014. I graduated from Roger Williams University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Political Science. I pursued further education at the University of New Hampshire where I earned a... Read MoreFacilitating Teacher
|8:30-9:00||Pre-session set-up and teacher's meeting|
|9:30-9:50||Group time, songs, and dance|
|9:50-10:40||Free choice time|
|10:40-11:00||Clean-up and potty time|
|11:20-12:00||Outdoor play, weather permitting, and departure|
|12:00-12:30||Post-session clean-up and teacher's meeting|
Approach to Curriculum Development
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the empowerment to create a life they love, filled with purposeful, enjoyable work, and relationships they hold dear.”-Sarah L. Cook.
When children are empowered throughout their early years, they view themselves as valuable members of the family and school communities. Empowering children in appropriate situations highlights their abilities and the way they experience big emotions.
As stated in the CSDC Curriculum Philosophy, children will:
Solve meaningful and challenging problems
- Be a respectful and competent friend, community-member, and citizen
- Develop curiosity, a sense of wonder, and a lifelong love of learning
In addition to traditional content areas (math, science, literacy, etc.), we believe that children need to have a strong sense of self. In order to access future curriculum and be lifelong learners, children must first be able to identify who they are and how they fit into their community. This includes:
- Observational skills
- Considering other possibilities
- Secure relationships
- Executive function
- Challenging and inviting environments
- Nurturing children's curiosities
- Independent exploration
- Revisiting experiences
- Long term exposure & project approach
Utilizing observations of children's interactions with materials and peers to guide curriculum development in the classroom.
- Time and space
- Following child's lead
- Authentic experiences and materials