Lesson plans are designed to accommodate each age group. Our curriculum is designed to meet all levels of development and help each child reach their full potential. We plan activities that will stimulate the child’s knowledge and learning skills. Children have an opportunity to develop self-help skills and independence and to practice and model happy, healthy behaviors. We emphasize respect, good manners, hygiene, sharing, fellowship and more.
The Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) is a Developmental Continuum from Early Infancy to Kindergarten Entry. It is a formative assessment instrument developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to be used to inform instruction and program development.
All our students are monitored and assessed utilizing this formative assessment for developmental benchmarks. These are communicated with parents during parent meeting conferences. Assessments are done once per year and parents will be notified of parent meeting conferences two weeks before the meeting. We pride ourselves in our parent/school partnerships that help nurture the development of your child.
Lead teachers, with assistance from teacher aides, will gather information for portfolio assessments of individual children. These assessments will include written regular anecdotal observations, photos, samples of artwork, and other examples of child’s development. We try to gather samples of all areas of development: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and language, including descriptions of body language communication.
Observations are used to assess the needs of children, to plan curriculum and to problem-solve when children have special needs. Good written anecdotal observations are invaluable when working with parents and making referrals to other professionals. They also provide a record of a child’s developmental milestones.
If you have any questions about child assessments please don’t hesitate to call us at 619-621-5695.