Now Registering for the 2013-2014 School Year!
Do you have a child who will turn 3 or 4 before July 31, 2013?
We have moved into our new classrooms! We have openings for 3 & 4 year olds!
The Scottsbluff Public Schools preschool program is designed to help to lay the foundation for academics, social interaction skills, as well as build self-esteem and self-confidence in a child and prepare them for Kindergarten. Thanks to a $125,000 received from a Nebraska Early Childhood Education Grant the preschool is now expanding to serve more students. The program provides an outstanding developmentally appropriate environment for preschoolers as well as a strong foundation for kindergarten. All teachers are certified in Early Childhood and participate in continuing education. The curriculum guides academic instruction and allows for individualized skill support.
Contact for fees & questions: Karen or Cheryl 783-1134
Preschool can be an important part of a child's education. Preschool helps children to develop vital academic, physical, social, and emotional skills that will help them prepare for entering school.
Research shows that a quality preschool experience is the best preparation for later school and life success. Scottsbluff Public Schools has high standards of safety and intruction to ensure quality early care and education for young leaders.
Preschool Newsletter - PAWPRINTS
Scottsbluff Public Schools Preschool Program for children ages four to kindergarten entrance age is a program operated for three hours per day, five days a week. The program provides a stimulating, rich learning environment that promotes learning across all domains. The program also promotes instructional and interactional strategies that are individualized and family centered.
According to Nebraska Department of Education’s guide for early childhood programs, effective center-based early childhood education programs are designed to meet the unique needs of young children and their families. Knowledge of child development and best practice provides the foundation for implementing high-quality, inclusive programs for all children. The Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines identify the following guiding principles:
1) Children are active learners. Children learn through experiences with people, objects and things in their world. Experience through play, knowledge, curiosity and sense of wonder are foundations for children‘s learning. Children‘s ideas about themselves impact their interactions with adults, with other children, and with how they view themselves as learners.
2) Each child learns in unique ways. All children are learners with unique characteristics that influence learning. The rate of development and learning varies for individuals and is not the same for every child of the same age. The individual learner is impacted by genetics, the environment and experiences, interests, motivation for and approaches to learning. Learning may be uneven or occur in spurts.
3) Learning is most meaningful when it is integrated across all areas of development. Children construct knowledge and integrate new ideas and concepts into their existing understandings. Their achievements in language and learning are influenced by the social and emotional aspects of their understandings. There are no clear lines between the domains or areas of learning.
4) Learning is continuous and sequential. Children‘s understanding grows from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. New knowledge is built on previous experience and understanding.
5) Development and learning are rooted in culture and supported by the family. The child‘s language, knowledge, traditions, and family expectations are the primary influences on development. Learning is enriched by stable, nurturing relationships within the family and community.
Scottsbluff Public Schools Preschool
2512 2nd Avenue
Scottsbluff, NE 69361