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Teaching Approach

Our staff members are educated on child development and milestones, ages & stages of learning, curriculum, and lesson planning. We ensure that our classroom environments are safe and developmentally appropriate, and that our lesson plans are geared toward children's specific developmental needs

Kindergarten Prep

To ensure children meet their developmental milestones all the way to starting school, we follow the Virginia Milestones for Child Development. In addition, our preschool teachers consult the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist to get each child prepared for success in "big school."

Creative Curriculum

Our classrooms teach through the Creative Curriculum®, which is research-based and supports the development of the whole child. It includes high-quality, comprehensive resources that empower educators to intentionally teach and care for our youngest learners during the most critical and formative years of development.

The Creative Curriculum is:

  • Innovative: delivering cutting-edge resources that are unique, effective, and based on the latest research.

  • Responsive: including solutions that address educators’ challenges and help create a responsive learning environment.

  • Supportive: providing robust guidance to support each educator’s professional journey.

  • Comprehensive: aligning to all state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

  • Developmentally Appropriate: promoting learning experiences designed for each age-group and flexibly tailored to each child’s needs with high-quality, research-based resources.

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STREAMin3 Preschool Curriculum

We also utilize STREAMin3 Preschool Curriculum to focus on 6 STREAM Skills and 5 Core Skills

STREAM Skills promote exploration, investigation, problem-solving, reasoning, and discovery. We work to encourage children’s curiosity and connect these experiences to their home life, cultural background, and interests.

Core Skills help students to...

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