Toddler | Jr. Nursery | Sr. Nursery
Using a pre-set learning goals as guide, we collaborate with children in designing our curriculum through meaningful dialogues. This allows us to decide what activities would be interesting and suitable for the children to engage with.
We follow consistent schedules and routines to facilitate children’s understanding of their learning environment. This helps them feel secured, prepared, and comfortable engaging with people and activities inside their classrooms.
We value assessing the children as much as we value teaching them. Doing so enables us to determine how they are progressing and put interventions in place to support those who are at risk of not meeting the prescribed and desired learnings.
Our assessment is an ongoing process that involves authentic and rich in experience activities to give children avenues to demonstrate their skills. We believe that children learn best when they manipulate objects, talk, sing, play, as well as build and create in different forms of materials.
We use various forms of assessment: anecdotal records, portfolios, assessment checklist, etc. Our comprehensive and developmentally appropriate assessments are all parts of a strategy to close the readiness gap and ensure all children in our school thrive in their earliest years.
We use a universally designed instrument called DRDP in our assessment. 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.