To promote parents/guardians as partners in their child’s learning process with honest and valuable communication by the teacher through newsletters, conferences and regular assessment of their children.
To provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a Spanish immersion setting for each child in all developmental areas: physical/motor, social/emotional, and cognitive/language, while introducing beginning math, reading, and writing literacy.
To encourage exploratory learning stimulated through play, self-selected learning experiences, dramatic play, and learning centers.
To encourage appropriate behavior through guidance techniques which include positive reinforcement, group and individual problem solving, redirection, logical and natural consequences, verbal expression of feelings, consistency and patience.
To promote appreciation of each individual child through recognition of individual strengths, areas of need, and individual learning stages; also, by encouraging creativity and by expanding the desire to learn.
To use child assessment data to develop and implement activities for children in their areas of need.
To help parents/guardians improve their parenting skills and become more responsive in meeting both the emotional and physical needs of their children.
Self-Esteem & Independence: Encouraging each child’s pride in individual characteristics, families, experiences, and accomplishments and each child’s responsibility for personal care, actions and words.
Interaction & Cooperation: Promoting children’s social skills for diverse adult and peer relations, including listening, turn-taking, following directions, rules and routines, group participation, care for shared materials, and conflict resolution.
Communication: Facilitating comprehension and expression skills beginning with oral and progressing to written language.
Discovery & Exploration: Fostering a positive attitude toward learning through questioning, observing, and experimenting with varied materials related to diverse themes.
Physical Capabilities: Giving children opportunities to use their growing bodies to develop small and large motor skills and coordination.
Artistic Expression and Appreciation: Cultivating each child’s ability to express ideas and emotions through art, music, movement, and drama.