Pre-Kindergarten Programs

 

2.9 years to 6 years

 

Age appropriate activities from our curricula*** for Pre-schoolers

introduces young children to the worlds of science, history,

mathematics, reading, technology, and the arts. Through it all,

our teachers encourage their curiosity for learning,

help them make positive social choices, teach

self-regulation, and promote their sense of self.

 

At Crispus Attucks Children's Center, we nurture and care for

each child individually, helping them grow up strong and smart. Every day, our trained

teachers guide children through a range of multi-sensory activities that help

them learn, share, and most of all enjoy their childhood. From babies as young

as one month to boisterous pre-schoolers up to age six, Crispus Attucks Children's Center is there to guide your child through all stages of their development. Find out more about the diverse, caring, and enriching experience we can provide for your child.

 

Prekindergarten is a critical time for children as they begin the adventure of a lifetime of learning. Our caring, experienced teachers are dedicated to providing a rich, nurturing environment that will prepare your child for kindergarten.

 

We promote independence in an organized atmosphere, as it is increasingly important for children to be their own thinkers. We also teach children to work well within a group through listening, sharing, and cooperation.

 

assessment-referring back, if indicated, to a child 's physician/other specialists to decide how to respond to issues identified. This might include having the child screened by our in-house mental health specialist, utilizing the Behavior Assessment System For Children and/or Pediatric Symptom Checklist; referral for a neurological and/or physical evaluation. The process considers child/family culture/values and is carefully reviewed by our Inter-Disciplinary Team. During the process, Home for Little Wanderers and Child Care Choices provide onsite screening servicesinitialCACC takes a long-term approach to screen the whole child which utilizes outside/specialized resources. It starts during intake with a comprehensive parent interview, physical and birth record to establish a child 's developmental/family history. Within the first 30 days of enrollment, we use The Creative Curriculum for.

 

After the first 30 days, our policy is to complete the initial evaluation to determine/diagnose any development delay and plan intervention strategies. During all developmental screening, parents are engaged in information sharing/decision-making. If parents need advocacy/support, CACC provides it. We offer vision, hearing, speech/language, dental screenings annually and work with parents to obtain prompt treatment.

 

Given the variability in quality/cultural bias among available tools, and partly due to concern that staff is able to effectively use the tool, we are conducting evaluations to select a screening tool for preschoolers. We are looking at two products-Ages & Stages and Devereux-as a potential tool for use starting this fall.

 

We use the Kindergarten Readiness Indicators Checklist to ensure our 4s and 5s acquire essential skills for entering
elementary school.

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