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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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New Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund Launches FAO an ACFP Logos
The number one draft pick in the NFL, Appalachian Ohio's hometown Heisman hero, has announced a new fund. Today, Joe Burrow announced that the Athens County Food Pantry was investing a portion of the many gifts inspired by his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech to create the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
Notice of Virtual Public Meeting: Special Board Meeting Announcement Special Board Meeting on Chalkboard
‚ÄčThe Athens City School District Board of Education will be meeting on July 13th, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. to conduct a Special Board Meeting. Consistent with the Order and directives from the Director of the Ohio Department of Health and Governor related to COVID-19, and Am.Sub. H.B. 197, this meeting will be conducted virtually. The public is invited to join the virtual meeting by teleconference or video conference.
UPDATED ACS Early Learning Center Preschool Registration for 20-21 - July 22, 2020 Preschool Registration
Preschool registration has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Location, Date and Time: Location: Athens City School District Central Office 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey Ohio 45719 Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm Complete registration forms online: FinalForms: https://athens-oh.finalforms.com Directions:Final Forms Parent Playbook
ACCS PB&J Program: Thursdays (June 4th-July 30th) from 11 am - 1 pm Peanut Butter and Jelly Clip Art
ACCS School Outreach will be distributing peanut butter, jelly, bread and produce, each Thursday, June 4th through July 30th, from 11:00 am -1:00 pm in front of The Plains Elementary main entrance.
ACSD Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021: REVISED Information & Dates Kindergarten Registration Sign 20-21
Below is all of the UPDATED AND REVISED information for Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year for the Athens City School District. Due to the unexpected COVID-19 closure, the screening dates have been rescheduled for later this summer. Please see all details below.
20-21 ACSD Student Online Registration Opens Today! Read for Directions FinaForms Logo
Athens City Schools is moving all academic student registration (in addition to athletic registration) to FinalForms, an online forms and data management service that will be replacing paper forms. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school and athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also ...
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