Roxbury Community School Preschool Curriculum
Our unique program, taught by NJ State certified teachers, utilizes a blended approach of the Creative Curriculum, with additional supplements specifically designed for early childhood to deliver developmentally appropriate instruction to ages 3 to 5 years old. It is distinctly grounded in the National Association for the Education of Young Children's 12 Principals of Child Development and Learning that inform Practice along with renowned work of Piaget and Vygotsky and other current research-based best practices in early childhood education.
These best practices are ultimately aligned with the NJ Department of Education Preschool Standards, which drive our program's learning goals.
The primary goal of our curriculum is to foster a love of learning in a safe, welcoming environment through fun, active, engaging lessons with purposeful, developmentally appropriate teaching.
The way a child approaches learning is a strong predictor of later success in school. Our job is to help prepare your child for future educational success. Here are some of the ways we will effectively support their learning in our program.
- Engage children in individual, small, and whole group learning
- Utilize learning "centers" that provide a structured play approach to learning
- Provide hands-on activities utilizing materials such as building blocks, dramatic play items (i.e., dress up or puppets), math manipulatives, literacy materials, science discovery and social studies resources, art supplies, fine motor tools and musical instruments
- Offer learning opportunities that foster cultural diversity and tolerance through literature, games, and character education
- Ensure a technology-infused setting with SmartBoard and computers
- Foster physical wellness through daily indoor/outdoor unstructured play that focuses on building gross motor skills such as running, jumping, climbing, hopping, and skipping
- Include parents as partners, increasing teacher effectiveness for each student
- Cultivate social-emotional development through the use of role modeling, teacher modeling, and peer collaborations
The academic concentration will focus on foundational skills essential for Kindergarten.
The needs of your individual child will be met whether he or she needs to deepen or enrich his or her understanding of a concept, of if he or she needs additional support.