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Early Childhood Education in a Clean, Safe Environment

Early Childhood University provides young children with the highest quality early childhood education experience imaginable and surpasses state and national benchmarks for excellence.

The curriculum at Early Childhood University is rooted in national standards and designed around local education guidelines to ensure the program content meets the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional needs of each child. The school is staffed with a team of professionals who have the highest commitment to the success of young children and a passion for children and their family. Above all, the teachers abundantly provide families, children, and each other with love and kindness in all interactions, communications, and experiences.

Early Childhood University is an organization with immense gratitude for the families who place their trust in our school, the children who inspire us to give our best each day, the community for their support, and for our Management team and Teachers who nourish the core of our school with their innovation, motivation, and dedication.

Early Childhood University utilizes the award-winning, nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® program in combination with enrichment programs. Within this strong framework, the Ounce Scale and Work Sampling system provides developmental assessments and opportunities to adjust the program to the differing needs of each child. All these programs and systems ensure that each child receives the early learning experience necessary to provide them with the best opportunity for a lifetime of continual and successful learning.

Daily Reports

Early Childhood University proudly offers Lifecubby- a communication tool that allows teachers to share daily activities and reports about each child’s day. Every classroom at Early Childhood University is equipped with iPads that are specifically used for the Lifecubby program. Throughout each day, teachers record special moments, notate important developmental milestones, capture photos of children in action, and build individual child portfolios. All of this information is then shared by email with the parents of each child. Through this powerful daily connection, the Lifecubby program facilitates ongoing and meaningful communication between teachers and parents so that families are true partners in the early education of their child.

  • Never hear “nothing” again.

What did your child do today? Now you will always know. Photos and videos of your child’s day give you a view of their day. Daily reports keep you informed of the daily activities and learning experiences that happen while you are at work.

The Creative Curriculum®

Proven to Produce Positive Child Outcomes

An independent, two-year impact study found that The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is effective in helping children achieve positive outcomes. Specifically:

  • Higher literacy and math outcomes
  • Educationally meaningful impacts on spelling
  • Increased teacher effectiveness

Another new report reveals that children in classrooms using The Creative Curriculum® and Teaching Strategies GOLD® together had greater growth and higher positive outcomes.

Findings included:

  • Higher outcomes across five areas of development and learning
  • Overall positive outcomes for all children in the research sample
  • Demonstrated effectiveness for all learners, including children with disabilities and English-language learners

Early Childhood University is proud to utilize both The Creative Curriculum® and Teaching Strategies Gold®.

Areas of Development and Learning from The Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum® addresses ten areas of development and learning that help teachers ensure that they are focusing on what’s most important, each and every day.

  • Social–Emotional
  • Physical

  • Language

  • Cognitive

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Social Studies

  • The Arts

  • Science and Technology

  • English-Language Acquisition

Pre-Kindergarten

Proven Success

The Pre-Kindergarten Program Features the Learning Without Tears – Get Set for School Curriculum. This award-winning curriculum is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. It includes three programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math. The curriculum focuses on Music, Movement, and Multisensory learning to help the children grow in their math and literacy development. Process versus Product is the main focus of this curriculum.

Children in this classroom begin to learn more about letters, numbers, sounds, colors, and shapes as they journey further into a world of exciting stories, happy songs, science experiments, and other classroom games and activities. Pre-K is an exciting classroom environment designed to promote a sense of self in each child as they prepare for Prekindergarten. Group games, teacher directed activities, circle time songs, and class projects allow children to interact socially with classmates as they explore new frontiers in learning and personal development. In a soft and caring way, teachers work with each child to provide them with a learning experience that introduces them to a fascinating world filled with questions, ideas, and a whole array of creative outcomes.

Children who were taught with the Get Set for School curriculum consistently demonstrated mastery of key skills at the end of the Pre-K year. They also scored higher and showed more growth than a control group of students.

The curriculum’s explicit, modeled instruction with hands-on, multisensory materials and active teaching strategies delivered improved results in Pre-K classrooms.

Overview

This measurable research study demonstrates the value and effectiveness of the Get Set for School curriculum.

Get Set for School is a Pre-K curriculum based on research about how young children learn best using lessons that address a wide variety of Pre-K learning and developmental standards. The curriculum uses hands-on, playful teaching strategies and materials to make learning fun and engaging for children. Through active participation, Pre-K students acquire and retain knowledge easily and effectively. In the study, Get Set for School was found to be highly successful in preparing children for their kindergarten year.

Get Set for School: The Basics

The Get Set for School curriculum features three complete programs: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math.

The Readiness & Writing Program was used to teach:

  • Social-emotional foundation skills
  • Alphabet and number recognition
  • Pre-writing, motor, and cognitive skills

 

The Language & Literacy Program was used to teach:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabet knowledge and print awareness
  • Oral language and vocabulary skills
  • Pre-reading skills

The Numbers & Math Program was used to teach:

  • Number and operations
  • Measurement and time
  • Geometry and spatial relationships
  • Problem solving

Grads I and Grads II Preschool

2 ½ through 4 years

The Grads I Early Preschool and Grads II Preschool programs feature a curriculum developed by the early childhood experts of The Creative Curriculum® System for Preschool. Developers include experienced teachers and administrators who have implemented The Creative Curriculum® in their own programs, as well as nationally recognized content area experts. The Creative Curriculum® System for Preschool is based on the latest research of how young children develop and learn. In addition to implementing this nationally acclaimed curriculum, our teachers utilize their own creativity and incorporate educationally focused learning centers throughout the day for the students.

Children in this classroom begin to learn more about letters, numbers, sounds, colors, and shapes as they journey further into a world of exciting stories, happy songs, science experiments, and other classroom games and activities. Grads I and Grads II is an exciting classroom environment designed to promote a sense of self in each child as they prepare for Prekindergarten. Group games, teacher directed activities, circle time songs, and class projects allow children to interact socially with classmates as they explore new frontiers in learning and personal development. In a gentle and caring way, teachers work with each child to provide them with a learning experience that introduces them to a fascinating world filled with questions, ideas, and a whole array of creative outcomes.

Our Infant programs

Freshman A and B (birth to 8 months).
Sophomores (8 months to 18 months).

Birth Through Eighteen Months

From each child’s very first day, teachers will encourage them to investigate their new world through movement and each of their five senses.

Teachers continuously sing, smile, and provide all children with the comfort that they need throughout the day to create a warm, loving environment filled with smiles and laughter. The children participate in circle time activities by singing and listening to daily stories. They learn to move their bodies through finger play and dance by watching and mimicking their teachers.

Children express their creativity through daily art projects by using their fine motor and gross motor skills and younger children explore art and textures by using their hands and feet to paint pages. As children grow older, they are introduced to brushes, art tools, markers, and crayons to make marks and create scribbles on paper. They explore new materials and textures using all of their senses. Age appropriate materials are also brought into the classroom for children to learn and discover in sensory tables. Teachers and children work together to build social skills and to learn about the new world around them in a nationally accredited learning environment.

Our Toddler and Twos program

Juniors (18 months to 2 years)
Seniors (2 ½ to 3 Years)

Eighteen Months Through 2 1/2 Years

This classroom provides a comforting and safe environment for children to explore new sounds and textures as they continue to develop essential problem solving skills. Teachers provide a balance of nurturance and encouragement to foster positive self esteem while they sing songs and share stories that enhance each child’s language development in a fun, educational way. With a strong focus on literacy and social development, the classroom’s curriculum engages this curious age with captivating topics and projects specifically designed for their growing minds and in accordance with reaching nationally recognized developmental milestones.

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

®Curriculum Overview

Think, just for a moment, about the everyday discoveries that delight the young children in your care. From the colors dancing on the wall as light passes through a prism, to the jingling bells in a toy, to the amazing accomplishment of a first step—the everyday moments in an infants, toddlers, and twos classroom are at the heart of what makes your work so special and important.

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos was created to support and guide you through the discovery filled days with the children in your care. It is a comprehensive collection of knowledge-building and daily practice resources–an “Early Childhood 101” that will help you provide responsive, intentional care to very young children.