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The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization of early childhood professionals. The NAEYC offers a accreditation system for early childhood programs based on research, development, and education of young children. The system contains standards that were created from experts and educators from around the country. The standards define what NAEYC believes all high-quality early childhood programs should provide. All Woodcrest Preschools Are NAEYC Accredited.
NAEYC has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn accreditation, programs must meet all 10 standards.
DAILY CHILD REPORTS
Families come first at Woodcrest Preschool. We work closely with parents to provide superior communication. Through our Phone App Kid Reports, Parents are provided with daily communication of your child’s preschool experience, pictures of exciting activities, and a means to contact the teacher or director. The Kid Reports App engages parents through photo emails and texts.
Kid Reports is a National Leader in communicating with parents about what is going on in their child’s classroom. Daily pictures and activity updates are just a few of the features. Infant and toddler parents can get up to the minute information on feedings, diaper changing and sleeping habits. How cool is that?
We care about your child’s safety at Woodcrest Preschool and have partnered with Procare, the leading preschool software company, to check in all parents with a biometric fingerprint reader.
To use the reader you simply place your finger on the glowing window, and the reader quickly and automatically scans your fingerprint. All parents will need to check-in and obtain an admission ticket in order to pick-up and drop-off a child. No Ticket, No Pickup!
Q: Is the actual fingerprint of each person recorded?
A: No. Procare does not record the fingerprint of anyone. Instead a mathematical calculation (algorithm) is used, based on a unique set of data points within the fingerprint, to identify each person.
Q: Can anyone else access the fingerprint information?
A: No. The print itself is not stored. Procare knows how to interpret the value assigned to represent each fingerprint in order to confirm that an authorized person is checking the children in. This is the only purpose of the fingerprint reader.
Q: Does a fingerprint reader help prevent identity theft?
A: Yes, because only the person to whom the fingerprint belongs can check their children in and out. No one can pretend to be you since they cannot have the same fingerprint.
Woodcrest Preschool provides high quality child care programing for children starting as infants, toddlers, preschoolers, TK, and kindergarten. Our enhanced early learning curriculum is vastly different from other preschools and gets great results for kindergarten readiness. Our curriculum is filled with a healthy mix of academics, play, routines, yoga, gardening, cooking, music, art, math, pre-reading, social studies, animal exploration, and much more.
Each month your children will enjoy a varied and rich early learning theme. This theme will dictate how teachers utilize the curriculum. The curriculum will integrate letters, numbers, colors shapes, food, music and play. These activities are more fully explained in our weekly lesson plans.
Getting to know You and Me/ School Safety & Rules/ Colors/ Shapes
Enhance and emphasize safety and school rules. Talk about what makes me special. Introduce colors and shapes. Begin pre- writing skills.
Five Senses/ Fall Season/ Columbus Day/ Halloween/ A, B, C, D/ Pre- K #’s 0, 1, 2 & 3. Preschool #0
Explore the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing). Experience the wonderful changes of fall. Feature colors of the month are orange and black.
Fall Harvest/ Nutrition/ Veteran’s Day/ Thanksgiving Holiday/ E, F, G/ Pre K #’s 4 & 5. Preschool #1
Discuss healthy foods and the food pyramid. Explore fall crops and Thanksgiving holiday traditions. Feature color of the month is brown.
Winter Season/ Hibernation / Winter Holiday Traditions/ Review of Letters & #’s we have learned so far.
Observe the winter season and the changes in the weather. Discuss the changes in animal behaviors due to weather. Explore winter holiday traditions. Feature colors for the month are white and grey.
Community Helpers/ Martin Luther King Jr. Day/ Continue to explore the winter season. H, I, J, K/ Pre K #’s 6, 7 & 8. Preschool #2
Exploration of vocations. Discussions of the reasons people work. Parental job demonstrations are encouraged! Explore each child’s personal choice of jobs for the future. Feature colors for the month are silver and gold.
Healthy Habits/ Valentine’s Day/ President’s Day/ L, M, N, O/ Pre K #’s 9, 10, 11. Preschool #’s 3 & 4.
Explore the lives of Washington and Lincoln and the valuable lessons we have learned from them. Discuss personal hygiene and the need for sleep and physical activity. Feature color for the month is red.
Transportation/ Outer Space/ Spring Season/ Spring Planting/ St. Patrick’s Day/ P, Q, R, S/ Pre K #’s 12, 13, 14. Preschool #’s 5 & 6.
Examine the different modes of transportation. Explore the solar system. Discuss the changes in weather as the season of spring approaches. Observe seed and root growth. Feature colors for the month are green and yellow.
Animal Life/ Spring Holiday Traditions/ Earth Day/ T, U and review of the letters we have learned so far/ Pre K #’s 15 & 16. Preschool #’s 7 & 8.
Discuss the life cycle of animals (example- butterflies). Explore Spring holidays. Celebrate Earth Day and discuss recycling. Feature color of the month is purple. Continue to explore plant growth.
Cultures of the World/ Mother’s Day/ Memorial Day/ V, W, X, Y, Z/ Pre K #’s 17, 18 & 19. Preschool #’s 9 & 10.
Explore and examine cultural environments of other nations of the world. Discuss the diverse and similar customs, foods, clothing, homes, etc. Share children’s heritage through personal family items (costumes, food, dolls, customs and souvenirs.). Feature color of the month is pink.
Summer Season/ Pre K Graduation/ Father’s Day/ Flag Day/ Review the letters we have learned throughout the year/ Pre K # 20. Preschool review #’s 1-10.
Discuss the changes in weather as the season of summer approaches. Graduation activities for our Pre K students. Celebrate Father’s Day. Celebrate Flag Day. Feature color of the month is blue.
July and August
Call school for summer schedule.
In the summer each week has a theme with many arts and crafts activities along with special events at school each week. We will also continue to review all of our letters and numbers throughout the summer.
All subjects will be introduced through developmentally appropriate methods for each respective child.