Preschool children are very inquisitive and their confidence is growing daily. Because preschoolers are eager to learn, they need the opportunity to develop in an environment that is based upon their unique development and learning styles. This type of learning is referred to as "Developmentally Appropriate Practices." The Apple Tree Children's Center preschool program is based on this very important concept that will consider each child's strengths, interests, and needs.
To support this style of learning and development, The Creative Curriculum® program is used in the classroom. This curriculum is a high quality early childhood program designed to develop your child’s education skills and has more than 19 years of research and field testing. Our program offers your child a classroom environment that stimulates their development through learning centers. The curriculum offers activities in each of the learning centers so that your child will learn math, language, fine and gross motor skills, and computer experience preparing them for future success in school.
Learning to read begins in a print-rich environment long before children can interpret words. Our children are provided with many opportunities to see how reading and writing are useful before they are instructed in basic skills, such as identifying letters, sounds, and word. As her skills develop, your child will have the opportunity to practice writing skills by creating journals about her day, writing simple stories and labeling art projects. You may even get a hand written note from your child telling you all about the activities that she learned at Apple Tree Children's Center.
Apple Tree Children's Center believes that you should have the opportunity to meet and discuss your child's accomplishments with our teachers. Parent-teacher conferences allow the teacher and the parent to review the growth of your child's knowledge skills in specific subject areas. The use of a portfolio system, a record of your child's process of learning (how your child goes about learning), how they think, question, and interact intellectually, emotionally and socially with others are all a focus of your parent-teacher conference. You will receive a collection of your child's work exhibiting their efforts and achievements throughout the year at Apple Tree Children's Center.