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The first five years of your child's life set the foundation and influence future success in school and life.  A positive self-image is developed to a great degree during the preschool period and is a basic ingredient in educational success.  Parents are the child's first and most important teachers, and it is vital that parents and educators work together effectively.  Our highly qualified and state licensed teachers strive to provide a comprehensive and holistic preschool experience using a team approach including the family, school staff, community members, and the classroom community.  Daily schedules are based on routines that provide security and predictability while novel materials and experiences are interspersed to motivate children.  Children learn to make transitions from one activity to another and to problem solve when conflicts and challenges occur. 

 

Given the highly academic focus of Kindergarten, early childhood programs have much to accomplish if our students are to be prepared with the concepts and skills they will need to be successful.  Research supports that three and four year old children learn best in a well planned environment that focuses on play-based experiences as the path to reaching learning goals.  Teachers facilitate experiences so children develop the social skills to work with others and to ensure that learning goals are integrated into all of our activities.  All parts of the curriculum are responsive to individual strengths, needs and differences of each child including:  gender, temperament, interests, learning styles, life experiences, culture, special needs and English Language learning.  Above all, preschool experiences are thought provoking, open-ended and fun!

 

Our program has adopted the Creative Curriculum as the basis of our program planning.  The Curriculum is aligned with Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards and is based on research in child development.  Lesson plans combine varied activities daily to help children explore and learn.  Teachers use large group circle time and small group sessions to present and practice new skills and concepts and to track child progress.  Interest areas (centers) are designed to allow children to make choices and actively explore.  Careful planning and adult facilitation result in group activities and interests area that address all of the areas of development including social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language, and all the content areas including Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts and Technology.  In addition, children learn how to learn by setting goals, observing, asking questions, documenting their experiences, and applying knowledge to new contexts. 

 

Kim Roback; Itinerant Teacher
Rosanne Krager; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Traci Lawrence; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Rachel Colvin; Public Preschool Teacher
Tiffany Rowland; Public Preschool Teacher

 

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News & Announcements

ACSD Parent Information Night for Early Entrance
There will be a Parent Information Night for Early Entrance on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Morrison Gordon Elementary School, 793 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701. Get important information about the application process Learn about kindergarten expectations Talk with principals and kindergarten teachers Evaluate questions to determine school readiness Receive resources to help your family make the best decision for your child ...
Next Facilities Steering Committee Meeting Changed to 2/27/17, 6 pm
Please be aware that the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. has been changed. The new, correct date is Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. It is the intention of the Committee Members to meet for one hour.
Athens City School District Press Release: February 17, 2017
The Athens City School District Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 16th at Athens High School. During the course of the meeting, the District shared the following information and made plans for additional Special Board Meetings as listed below:
DRAFT 17-18 School Calendar Released Photo of Pins in a Calendar
At last night's Board Meeting, the Board of Education officially released the DRAFT of the 2017-2018 School Calendar (see attached.) The DRAFT Calendar is open for public comment between now and the March 16th Regular Board Meeting. If you would like to suggest changes or modifications to the calendar, please do so by contacting the Superintendent's Office prior to the March 16th Board Meeting date.
Kindergarten Registration & Health Screening Dates Announced Kindergarten Registration Clip Art
Dates for registration for students entering kindergarten in the 17-18 school year have been announced. NOTE: Your child MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE August 1, 2017 to be eligible for registration. Monday, April 10th- East 8:00 am- 11:00 am Tuesday, April 11th- TP 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 12th- MoGo 8:30 am- 10:30 am, 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm Thursday, April 13th- West 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
ACSD Early Learning Center Preschool Registration Preschool Registration Graphic
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. Location: Athens City Early Learning Center (former Chauncey Elementary School) * Please bring your child with you. * Your child must be 4 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/2017
Athens Summer Camp Calendar Clip Art of Kids Canoeing
A calendar of local summer camps has been created. If you know of any other local camps to be added please send the info to lindsey.swank.meili@gmail.com. Click on the Read More . . . link to view the calendar.
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