Early Childhood Experience at CLC

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A brief and incomplete peek into the experience of Cornerstone Learning Community's early childhood program (pre-k through 3rd grade).

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Early Childhood Experience at CLC

  1. 1. Early Childhood at CLC
  2. 2. What is “Developmentally Appropriate Practice?” (DAP)
  3. 3. NAEYC: “DAP is an approach to early childhood education that means teachers meet individual children where they are and help them reach challenging but achievable goals that will support their development and learning.”
  4. 4. NAEYC 5 Things to put DAP in place: 1. “Create a caring community 2. Teach to enhance children’s development and learning 3. Plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the children 4. Assess children’s development and learning 5. Partner with families”
  5. 5. What is the “Whole Child?”
  6. 6. Dimensions of “Whole Child” Well-being: • • • • • Social Emotional Intellectual Physical Spiritual
  7. 7. Source: CASEL
  8. 8. Self-management & awareness Social Awareness & Relationship Skills
  9. 9. Responsible Decision-Making
  10. 10. Intellectual Well-Being
  11. 11. Social Well-Being
  12. 12. Listening, Empathizing, Connecting
  13. 13. Real World Contexts
  14. 14. Experiential
  15. 15. Responsive Academics
  16. 16. (Owl Pellet) Exploratory
  17. 17. Shared Connections
  18. 18. Play-based (Foundation for ethics, work ethic, creativity, & more.)
  19. 19. Individual interests
  20. 20. Student Centered Values
  21. 21. Collaborative Creativity
  22. 22. Service
  23. 23. Integrated Mathematics
  24. 24. Artistic Expression
  25. 25. Individualized Instruction
  26. 26. Meaningfully challenging
  27. 27. Shared Growth
  28. 28. Cultivating Essential Skills
  29. 29. Physically Engaging
  30. 30. “Institutionalized” Individualization
  31. 31. Joyful
  32. 32. Fun
  33. 33. CLC, the Ultimate Early Childhood Experience

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