Welcome to the Early year's page! We are excited about teaching your children and making life-long learners. The Early year’s American curriculum is based on a play-based approach, with a huge emphasis on the literacy component. As professional educators, the teachers have selected themes to cover the standards throughout the year. In Kg 1 we focus on the New York Common Core, which are below:
The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core is organized into five broad developmental and interrelated domains. The five distinct, but highly interrelated domains provide the structure for the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. A brief description of each domain appears below:
Approaches to Learning– How children become involved in learning and acquiring knowledge.
Physical Development and Health – Children’s physical health and ability to engage in daily activities.
Social and Emotional Development – The emotional competence and ability to form positive relationships that give meaning to children’s experiences in the home, school, and larger community.
Communication, Language, and Literacy – How children understand, create, and communicate meaning.
Cognition and Knowledge of the World – What children need to know and understand about their world and how they apply what they know.This domain is a direct reflection of the content competencies and knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards.
The primary purpose of prekindergarten standards is to ensure that all children, including children with disabilities, students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and English Language Learners (ELLs) have rich and varied early learning experiences that prepare them for success in school and lay the foundation for college and career readiness.
In KG2 the students have many opportunities to become leaders within their community. They build upon the KG1 skills and apply it with new common core standards throughout the school year.