The curriculum at Little Scholars Preschool is based on the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards. These standards provide a framework for our educators to provide all of our students the necessary educational, physical and social skills they need for later success in school. We will be using an integrated curriculum and learning centers to address all nine developmental domains. The nine domains of the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards that will be addressed in each of our classrooms are:
1. Physical Health and Motor Development
2. Social and Emotional Development
3. Language Development
5. Cognitive Development
8. Social Studies
9. Creative Arts
All activities within these domains will be age appropriate, designed to address the needs of each child and tailored where appropriate. Our groupings for activities will be based upon a student’s age. Groupings, however, will be flexible to allow for group activities and peer-modeling.
Our teachers will be using the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards when assessing our students’ progress throughout the school year. The reason these standards are so significant is because they provide early learning expectations at key benchmarks from birth to five years old. Teachers, parents and caregivers are able to understand what young children should know and be able to do physically, socially, emotionally, academically and cognitively. Ongoing observations, checklists and portfolios will be developed for each student to measure their development and success in each domain.
The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards will ensure that all educators are providing the highest quality experiences for our children which will promote cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development for our children in all domains.
For detailed information regarding The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards please click on the link below: