District 622 Preschool Catalog 2019-2020 Preschool Catalog - Page 3
Providing a foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond
Our early learning program is an inclusive
community which serves our youngest learners
and their families, supporting growth and
development that will foster lifelong success.
4-Star Parent Aware Rated Preschool
Early childhood is a remarkable time of physical, social,
emotional and academic development, so choosing a preschool
program is important. District 622
Preschool is ready to prepare your child
for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
According to Parent Aware, “a program
earning a Four Star [rating] shows that it is equipped to offer the
very best in quality care, assuring parents that it is doing all it
can to prepare their children for school.”
Our well-qualified and experienced teachers are committed
to the social and academic success of your child. They have
degrees in early childhood or related fields. Staff nurture
children’s emotional development and academic progress using
established and innovative best practices.
Safe, Nurturing Environment
Children thrive in a safe environment where their needs are met
through respect, nurturing and consistent rituals and routines.
Each child has unique strengths that we build on each and every
day. All children are welcomed and celebrated for who they are.
Learning is a social process where children investigate through
inquiry, exploration and play. Your child learns social skills such
as listening, cooperation and sharing. Our goal is for your child
to develop a positive self-image, so they have the confidence to
succeed in school.
Children learn through hands-on classroom experiences. Our
curricula aligns with Minnesota state standards and promotes
skill development in all areas needed for Kindergarten. District
622 uses Creative Curriculum as our primary tool to set up
the classroom environment and teach a variety of topics,
which we call Studies. We use Teaching Strategies Gold as our
comprehensive online assessment tool. In addition, we use
Early Childhood Workshop to structure our daily schedule
and we use Second Step as a resource to teach children Social
Emotional strategies. Numbers Work (Math) and Classroom
Engagement are also two initiatives that are woven into our
daily work with your children.
As a child’s first and most influential teacher, parents are our
primary partner in supporting a child’s learning. All preschool
classes provide opportunities for parents to be actively
engaged in their child’s education. Through meaningful parent
involvement, children will be better prepared for success in
Kindergarten and beyond.