You have chosen an early childhood program for your child that is accredited by
the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS. The academy
administers a national voluntary, professionally sponsored system for all types of schools
and child care centers. The academy is a division of the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest organization of early
childhood educators. Only 8% of programs achieve accreditation.
The early childhood programs accredited by the academy have voluntarily
undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional
review to verify compliance with the academy’s criteria for high quality early childhood
programs and have been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria. A copy
of the criteria can be obtained from the academy (www.rightchoiceforkids.org).
High/Scope Preschool and Toddler Curriculum
In the High/Scope approach teachers and children are active partners in the learning
process. This balanced approach to adult-child interaction — also called “intentional
teaching” — is critical to the effectiveness of the program. It includes techniques for
encouraging learning in specific content areas as well as strategies for helping children
Classroom arrangement, materials, and equipment. The space and materials in a
High/Scope setting are carefully arranged to promote active learning. The center is
divided into interest areas organized around specific kinds of play; for example, block
area, house area, small toy area, book area, sand-and-water area, and art area.
High/Scope teachers give preschoolers a sense of control over the events of the day 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, small- and large-group times, greeting time, and outside time.
Toddler Content Areas: Sense of Self (making choices, learning about others, solving
problems and developing self-help skills); Social Relations (relating to adults and
children, expressing emotion, responding to others feelings and playing with others);
Creative Representation (pretend play, exploring and building); Movement (moving body, moving with objects, moving to music); Communication and Language (listening and responding, speaking, exploring picture books, and showing interest in
stories, rhymes and songs); Exploration and Early Logic (exploring objects, exploring
categories, developing number understanding, exploring space and time).
Preschool Content Areas: Approaches to learning (making choice, solving problems,
taking care of personal needs and initiating play); Social Relations (relating to adult and
children, conflict resolution, understanding and expressing feelings); Creative
Representation (art, building, pretend play); Movement and Music (physical
development, singing, musical rhythm); Language and Literacy (listening and
understanding speech, using vocabulary, showing awareness of sounds, demonstrating
knowledge about books, reading and writing); Math and Science (counting, sorting
comparing, sequencing, identifying , learning about nature and living things).
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and
Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Children are provided nutritious meals and snacks
throughout the day. To know what is served all families receive a menu at the beginning
of the month.
There is an annual $40 Registration Fee. There are no refunds.
Toddlers – Ages 14 months to 2½ (Prices are monthly)
Full Day (9 am – 4 pm): 5 days a week $533; 4 days a week $448; 3 days a week $359
Work Day (8:30 am – 5:30 pm): 5 days a week $638; 4 days a week $536;
3 days a week $436
Extended Day (7:30 am – 6 pm): 5 days a week $770; 4 days a week $643;
3 days a week $506
Preschool – Ages 2 ½ to 5 (Prices are monthly)
Full Day (9 am – 4 pm): 5 days a week $497; 4 days a week $412; 3 days a week $321
Work Day (8:30 am – 5:30 pm): 5 days a week $600; 4 days a week $500;
3 days a week $400
Extended Day (7:30 am – 6 pm): 5 days a week $731; 4 days a week $607; 3 days a week