Exciting Curriculum News from Ivy League
We are happy to announce that our Preschool and private Pre-kindergarten, as well as our wrap around classes, will have enhanced learning through the implementation of HighScope© Curriculum.
In the HighScope© Preschool Curriculum, learning is guided by 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs) that meet all state standards. Key developmental indicators (KDIs©) are the building blocks of thinking, reasoning and learning. Below, listed by area, is what each student will be exposed to on a daily basis.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Initiative, planning, engagement, problem solving, use of resources, reflection.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self-identity, Sense of competence, emotions, empathy, community, building relationships, cooperative play, moral development, conflict resolution.
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH
Gross motor skills, fine-motor skills, body awareness, personal care, healthy behavior.
LANGUAGE, LITERACY & COMMUNICATION
Comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, reading, concepts about print
Book knowledge, writing EEL/dual language acquisition.
Number words and symbols, counting, part-whole relationships, shapes, spatial awareness, measuring, units’ patterns, data analysis.
Art, music, movement, pretend play, appreciating the arts.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Observing, classifying, experimenting, prediction, drawing conclusions, communication ideas, natural and physical world, tools and technology.
Diversity, community roles, decision making, geography, history, ecology.
HighScope© Curriculum Enhancement
The HighScope© Preschool Curriculum will support and enhance our program in the areas of adult child interactions, the classroom environment and the daily classroom routines.
“In HighScope© programs there is a consistent framework for the day that provides a balanced variety of experiences and learning opportunities. Children engage in both individual and social play, participate in small- and large-group activities, assist with cleanup, socialize during meals, develop self-care skills, and exercise their small and large muscles. The most important segment of the daily routine is the plan-do-review sequence, in which children make choices about what they will do, carry out their ideas, and reflect upon their activities with adults and other children.”
HighScope© aligns with standards on the federal level, as well as New York State standards. It aligns with the following:
• New York Early Learning Guidelines
• New York Prekindergarten Learning Standards
• New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core