Read It Once Again is an early childhood comprehensive curriculum that uses familiar children’s literature to provide a solid educational foundation of the basic skills necessary for children to be successful in kindergarten.
The comprehensive curriculum includes detailed lesson plans, opportunities for individualization, and on-going progress monitoring. The curriculum also provides a structure for engaging the parent/guardian in the educational process and fosters the communication process between the home and school.
North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development
The 2013 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development is now available. This version updates and combines the previous Foundations documents (i.e., the 2005 Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and Strategies Guiding Their Success, and the 2007 Infant Toddler Foundations: Guidelines for Development and Learning for North Carolina's Infants and Toddlers).The revised Foundations spans birth to age 5 and includes goals, developmental indicators, and strategies in five developmental domains:
The “Discovery” learning environment consists of (North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development) as the basis for teacher‑guided and child‑initiated learning. In using a purposeful approach each classroom is created for the children to learn social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners.
Each class setting is divided into eight (8) or more interest areas for children who want to explore, make things, and experiment in small groups. These areas include: blocks, housekeeping, science, math, arts & crafts, cognitive games, story time & reading, sand & water, music & movement, writing center, and a cozy area to sit quietly to rock a baby or read a book.
The children will have productive play experiences that will help them grow in: social and emotional skills, as well as physical, cognitive and language development. We focus on the “whole” child.
There will be time each day for the children to meet for group time. During this time the group will talk about the day and plan for the day, listen to stories, and sing songs together.
Children will also learn and develop their skills through outdoor play.
Outdoor play is an extension of what is taking place inside the classroom and themes are carried outdoors.