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Belton Future Builders 2014

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Belton Future Builders 2014

  1. 1. Grace Early Childhood Care and Education Center Belton School District #124 Jill Brown, Principal
  2. 2. Belton School District #124  Belton, MO  Southern portion of KC metro area  Dr. Andrew Underwood, Superintendent  12 Campuses which serve approx. 4800 students- Early Childhood-High School  Accredited with Distinction  Supportive School Board
  3. 3. It Takes a Village… to Raise a Child
  4. 4. Conscious Discipline and Character Education
  5. 5. Culture of Caring and Responsibility
  6. 6. Curriculum  Project Construct  Missouri Early Learning Standards  Conscious Discipline  Focus on Child- Centered Environment  Teacher’s Role as Facilitator  Intentional Teaching & Reflective Practice  Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance
  7. 7. Technology in the Classroom
  8. 8. Outdoor Learning Lab
  9. 9. Library  Staffed by a professional storyteller  Dramatization and retelling of stories Whole language approach  Check out availability  Art & Literacy Centers
  10. 10. High Quality Programming Professional Learning Community  Missouri Licensed & Accredited  All staff meet regularly to collaborate and discuss best practices  PLC focus on student growth and gains  Catalyst for program and staff growth through book studies, reflective practice, and on-going collaboration
  11. 11. Professional Development  Nationally known speakers  Strengths-based approach to reflective practice  Evidence-based staff development model
  12. 12. Parents As Teachers  Earliest Service  Prenatal & Birth – Kdg Services & Support  Home Visits  Group Meetings  Developmental Screenings
  13. 13. Developmental Screening  Individual Screenings  District-wide Screenings  Identification of children in need of specific interventions and support
  14. 14. Success By Six Center Community Resource Room  Parenting Materials and Resources  Family Friendly Atmosphere  Internet Accessibility  Meeting Area  Children’s Books, Toys, Games, etc  Thematic Units / Resources for Child Care Professionals
  15. 15. Community Outreach  Family Events & Activities  Parenting Workshops  Professional Development for Early Childhood Programs within the Community  Holiday Help and Support for families in need
  16. 16. Messy Night
  17. 17. Fall Fest
  18. 18. Breakfast with Santa
  19. 19. School Carnival
  20. 20. Retirement Home Partnership
  21. 21. School Wide Community  Grace programming is dynamic, evolving in response to the community.  Full and Part-time Options for ages Birth - Kindergarten
  22. 22. Infant & Toddler Care Center Designed to offer quality care & to provide support for teen parents  Increased high school graduation rates  Improved parenting skills for young parents
  23. 23. Infant & Toddler Curriculum Attachment & I Love You Rituals Baby Doll Circle Time STEM Experiences
  24. 24. CCC Funding and Support • Division of Family Services • District Contribution • Parent Fees • United Way • Childcare Development grant funding • Belton High School Vocational Programming
  25. 25. Missouri Preschool Project  Full-time programming with education and care from 6:30am – 6:00 pm M-F including holidays  Grant funding supports programming - $46,750 per year  Serves 60 children  Fee Based  Sliding Scale  Blended Programming
  26. 26. Early Childhood Special Education  Specialized Services as identified on IEP  Variety of Blended Classroom Settings  Highly Inclusive Environment  Speech Therapy  Occupational and Physical Therapy  Adaptive PE
  27. 27. Language Time
  28. 28. Sensory & Gross Motor Rooms
  29. 29. Child Care for Special Needs
  30. 30. Title I & ECSE Preschool • Children attend 4 half days per week. • Students qualify for the program based on screening results and environmental factors. • Bus transportation is provided. • ELL & ECSE support is offered.
  31. 31. Community Pre-School  Children attend 2 half days per week  Typically developing children  Preparation for kindergarten entry  No Fees  Belton SD funded since 1973
  32. 32. We Wish You Well!
  33. 33. Thank you!

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