Our goal is to provide a high quality preschool program to the Waretown Community. In order to do that, our program follows the Creative Curriculum®. This is a comprehensive, scientifically-based curriculum linked to an assessment system that addresses teacher’s need to know what to teach and why, and how children learn best. The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing. The Creative Curriculum® is built on theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment and therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning.
What does a Creative Curriculum Preschool classroom look like?
The classroom environment is specifically designed to create centers of learning. In each classroom, you will find a variety of interest and play areas. Some of these centers include: Dramatic play, Blocks, Toys & Games, Library, Art, Discovery, Writing, Listening, Technology, Cozy area. Each classroom is set up for exploration and learning. Children have many opportunities to make choices, experiment, and interact with others. Materials are labeled and well organized, also low on shelves for children to access them independently. Similar materials are grouped together to teach children to sort and classify.
How do we assess our Preschool students?
Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum incorporates 38 learning objectives as the basis of everything we do and what we plan for in the classroom. These learning objectives span from birth through third grade. They cover 10 content areas of development and learning. Teachers collect documentation related to these objectives by creating a digital portfolio of observations, anecdotes, videos, work samples and pictures. Then, they use this documentation to assess each child’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.
Important Preschool Contacts
Ms. Sarah Reinhold, Principal
Mrs. Carol Widmer, Principal’s Secretary
Mrs. Christine Smith, Secretary
(609) 693-3131 ext. 123
Mrs. Fran Farnung R.N.
(609) 693-3131 ext. 124
Mrs. Lauren Eberenz
(609) 693-3131 ext. 121
Mrs. Lynn DeNofa, Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Kristy Nanartowicz, School Psychologist
Mrs. Bonnie Nelson, LDTC
Mr. Joseph Hagan, School Social Worker
Preschool Master Teacher & Preschool Intervention and Referral Specialist (PIRS):
Mrs. Heather Pugliese