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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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ACSD Students Participate in District Science Fair
Students from AHS, AMS and West Elementary participated in the District Science Fair on Saturday, March 18 at Ohio University. For the third consecutive year, Athens High School received the trophy for the highest percentage of superior ratings at the district science fair hosted by Ohio University. Athens Middle School regained their trophy for the same accomplishment. West Elementary was the single ACSD elementary sending students to the fair this year. All students earning a superior are ...
Special Board Meeting 3/2/17 Cancelled, New Meeting Schedule
The Special Board Meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 has been cancelled. As a result of this cancellation, the Board will discuss topics at future meetings as noted below: ​March 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting @ Athens High School: Accept report from the Athens City School District Facilities Steering Committee. March 30, 2017 Special Board Meeting at Athens High School: Discuss the AHS building as it pertains to the Facilities Master Plan. April 20, 2017 ...
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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