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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. 

 

Amy Wolfe; Itinerant Teacher
Kim Roback; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Traci Lawrence; Integrated Classroom Teacher
Twana Ventola; Public Preschool Teacher

 

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News & Announcements

November Board of Education Meeting Date Changed to November 15, 2017
Please be aware that the October Regular Board Meeting date is being changed from Thursday, November 16th to Wednesday November 15th at the Athens High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Feedback Regarding Technology Requested From ACSD Parents/Guardians
Our district technology team is currently working to develop a vision statement. In order to ensure that this is a shared vision that accurately represents who we are and what we strive to do as a district, we encourage you to become a part of this process by freely responding to the questions that follow. Only one submission per household is necessary. Please click here to access the survey. Thank you for your time. Your feedback is important to us.
ACSD Renewal Levy on November Ballot
As election day nears, I want to remind you of an important issue for our schools in the upcoming November 7 election. The Athens Board of Education voted earlier this summer to place a renewal earned income tax on the ballot.
ACSD Final October Board Meeting Date Changed to 10/18/17, 6:30 pm, AHS Auditorium
​After communicating the change in Board Meeting date for October yesterday morning, I was made aware that the new date conflicted with several significant community activities that were already scheduled for that evening. So as to assure that as many people could attend the board meeting as possible, the Board has selected a different date for the October meeting. The October Regular Meeting of the Athens City School District Board of Education will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at ...
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