We utilize the following Curriculum and Assessment tools to plan for instruction, implement lessons and activities, and share progress with families:
Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)
FREE Developmental Screening tool used with our Typical Peers and our children with Speech Only IEPs. Also offered for FREE for all Colonial children ages Birth-5 who reside in Colonial or attend an Early Learning Program in Colonial.
Click here to learn more or to complete screenings for your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children receive Developmental Screening at the ages of 9 months, 18 months, 24-30 months, 36 months, and 48 months.
Conscious Discipline (CD)
All of our teachers and paraeducators have participated in CD training, and CD strategies are utilized in all of our preschool classrooms.
CD “equips educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.”
Creative Curriculum (CC)
CC is a “comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.”
CC is the primary curriculum tool utilized by our staff.
Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)
HWT “prepares children for kindergarten with a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills, like early math and literacy.”
HWT is utilized in all of our preschool classrooms.
Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG)
Staff use observation to collect anecdotal notes/data for all of the children in their classroom, then they upload this information into the online TSG portal. There are
38 objectives on which the staff focus. Staff use the data collected in TSG to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans that are personalized for each child’s learning level and to generate progress reports.