District 622 Preschool Catalog 2021-2022 | Page 2

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 .”
Well-Qualified Staff
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 .
Social Skills
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 .
Family Engagement
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 .