EES maintains an intense dedication to each individual child’s development and well-being throughout his or her educational experience. The curriculum is a developmentally appropriate, research-based instructional practice that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for the families and children served. All instructional practices are based on current early education research. Each EES child has a unique developmental profile that includes both developmental assessments and a child’s individual samplings of art and pre-literacy.
Children learn best in an environment with consistent limits where they are allowed to make choices leading toward self-direction, independence, creativity and divergent thinking. Program activities include both active and quiet components, child- and teacher-directed tasks, group and individual work.
Goals for Children
- Achieve school readiness through open-ended and success-oriented methods.
- Develop a positive attitude toward school and learning.
- Develop self-discipline and problem-solving skills.
- Develop respect for others through cooperation and cultural awareness.
- Develop a sense of security and positive self-image.
- Develop self-help skills through routines of washing, dressing, eating, resting, and toileting.
- Develop communication skills, providing the foundation for effective oral and written expression.
- Cognitive competence
- Literacy and math skills
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Healthy habits
- Interactions with adults and peers
- Interest in books and learning
- Language comprehension and expression
- Number concepts, measuring, time, and order
- Safe individual and group behavior
- Self-awareness and self-regulation