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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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2nd Annual Bulldog-Bobcat Indoor Field Day (Sunday 2/4/18, 1-3 pm)
Are the Winter Blahs getting you down? Are your children climbing the walls? Does the whole family just need a chance to get out of the house for some good old fashioned play time? Good News! SAVE THIS DATE, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2018, for the SECOND ANNUAL BOBCAT BULLDOG INDOOR FIELD DAY, presented to you by the Athens City Schools Farm to School Committee in partnership with Ohio University Athletics. What: Bobcat Bulldog Indoor Field Day When: Sunday, February 4, 2018 from ...
18-19 ACSD Calendar Open for Public Input Calendar Icon
The draft 18-19 ACS district calendar was presented to the Board at last night's meeting. It is posted to the district website and open for public comment now. Anyone who would like to provide input can complete the public comments form by February 7, 2018. It is the intention of the Superintendent to ask the Board to approve the calendar at the February 15th Board Meeting.
ACSD Family Military Service Questionnaire Military Photo
Military families provide an invaluable service to our country. In an effort to ensure the needs of military families are being met, the Ohio Department of Education is requiring all districts to collect information regarding the military families who have students within the district.
Introducing INFOhio's New Early Learning Portal! Early Learning Portal Logo
Ohio's parents and educators now have access to the INFOhio Early Learning Portal to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures. The INFOhio Early Learning Portal contains links to over 50 websites and apps chosen and evaluated by educators and librarians with expertise in learning and literacy.
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