Interactive Learning Standards
Our curriculum for your Early Childhood student supports their development by using interactive learning. This framework is learner-centric, so your child’s interests and needs are incorporated into their daily learning activities.
Standards and Curriculum: Our curriculum cultivates your child’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development using a variety of instructional approaches to help your child construct their foundational learning in meaningful ways. Through activities that encourage active participation, inquiry, and relationship building, your child will learn the literacy, numeracy, and fundamental skills they need for success in elementary school and beyond.
Instructional Practice: We know each child is capable of learning when they are developmentally ready, and that’s why our teachers embrace the need to understand each child’s needs and interests. Teachers focus and build upon a child's strengths and provide ample opportunities for them to demonstrate their learning in a variety of contexts. Our consistent classroom routines help children learn our expectations and how to respect themselves and others.
Reporting Student Progress: You will receive three progress reports throughout the year that show how your child is progressing through our standards-based curriculum. Additionally, teachers will keep you informed about your child's next steps. Our teachers value our parent partnerships and are available to meet with you to discuss any of your questions or concerns.
Collaborative Culture: A collaborative culture is a large part of what makes TAISM’s Early Childhood program a success. All of our teachers meet regularly to discuss units of study. Teachers participate in professional learning opportunities throughout the year. We also work closely with parents to ensure their child’s evolving educational, social, and emotional needs are met.
A variety of classroom learning centers are available to support the interests of the students. These include blocks, dramatic play, sensory, art, and more to support fine motor skills and brain development for your young child. As weather permits, students also engage in outdoor exploration in a safe environment designed specifically for young children.
Our Early Childhood programs use an emergent curriculum, which is a philosophy that focuses on being responsive to student interests as learning milestones are met. This prioritizes participation and collaboration to create a “learn by doing” approach, relationship building to develop social skills, and open inquiry. Teachers observe and remain flexible as they adjust plans to student interests and encourage independent learning and problem-solving skills as students move through learning centers in the classroom.
Early Childhood Specials
From an early age, TAISM begins to include a variety of learning experiences into students’ curriculum. Every child visits the library once a week to have story time and chooses a book to take home with them. Music is included in group lessons and embedded into the daily routine. Each week, our school counselor visits the class to teach social-emotional lessons. Students also get a chance to practice cooking in our Early Childhood kitchen, where they learn about food and nutrition in a safe environment.