Adults and Children — Partners in learning - Active learning
Whether planned by adults or initiated by children — is the central element of our high quality program here at Bright Futures EEC. Children learn through direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Ms. Julie is a fully trained Early Childhood Educator who understands child development and how to scaffold the important areas of learning in the preschool years!
Classroom Arrangement, Materials, and Equipment
The space and materials at Bright Futures EEC have been carefully designed, picked and arranged to promote our active, learning based programs. The center is divided into interest areas organized around specific kinds of learning and play; for example, Learning Center, Block Center, Community Center, Reading Center, Sand Center, Water Center Math Center, Language Center Science Center, Art Center and iPad Center and Ms. Julie's Center.
Bright Futures EEC gives preschoolers a sense of control over the events of the day and monthly themes by planning a consistent daily routine that enables the children to anticipate what happens next. Central elements of the preschool daily routine include the Plan-Do-Review sequence,greeting time, small- and large-group times, and free time.
Key developmental indicators. Bright Futures EEC's curriculum is built around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in five main curriculum content areas: approaches to learning; language, literacy, & communication; social and emotional development; physical development, health, and well-being; and arts and sciences. Within these areas are 57 key developmental indicators observable early childhood milestones that guide teachers as they plan learning experiences and interact with the students.
Progress is observed and documented throughout the entire year, in the following developmental and academic content areas: Cognitive, Language, Social/Emotional, Self Help, Literacy, Math and Fine Motor.
Progress Reports are sent home 3 times a year and Parent/Teacher Conferences can be set up at the parents convenience.