At Sandcastle Preschool, we feel it is important to expose children to a wide variety of experiences to help instill a lifetime love of learning. In planning our curriculum we include the following areas of development and learning:
*Science and Technology
*We use ‘Creative Curriculum’ from Teaching Strategies, a forward thinking, comprehensive, research-based and proven curriculum. This curriculum is amazing and is one of the few recognized and recommended by the Oregon Department of Education for an exceptional high-quality program.
*Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum – 4’s & 5’s Including Readiness & Writing, Numbers & Math, Language and Literacy
*Second Step – Social Awareness
Sandcastle Preschool is also able to refer children with special needs such as speech therapy, physical therapy, and developmental delays through referral with Linn Benton Early Intervention.
The following is a list of activities generally included in a day at preschool:
*Free Play/Interest Areas
*Movement and Exercise
*Calendar and Sharing
*Student evaluations are done in the fall to determine goals for each child during the year, and again in the spring for comparison.
*Conferences are held to give parents and teachers an opportunity to talk about a child’s progress throughout the year.
*We believe effective communication between teacher and parent and is essential for a positive outcome and experience for each child.