Preschool Program Goals

The adopted curriculum of the Cloverleaf Preschool Program, Assessment, Evaluation, Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS), reflects the following goals and objectives:

• To provide developmentally appropriate learning activities and materials for all children;

• To engage children in active exploration and interaction with adults, other children and materials;

• To teach children to respect and take delight in individual differences;

• To enable children to develop across the physical, social, emotional, self-help, language and aesthetic developmental domains;

• To encourage development of a good self-concept (accurate perception of one’s self) and positive self-esteem;

• To include a balance of active and quiet play during individual, small group, and large group activities;

• To recognize the uniqueness of each child by working creatively to develop a plan to guide each child’s progress;

• To involve children’s families in the program and to make educational resources available to them;

• To include parents in transition planning as the children enter and / or leave special education preschool services; and

• To review children’s progress in the program and to report to their parent through curriculum-based assessment results, progress reports, personal conferences, and individual student Individual Education Programs (IEP's) following the PreK-2 report card cycle.

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