Instruction at RPS Preschool

  • Through the use of The Creative Curriculum all preschool students are immersed in learning through purposeful play-based experiences on topics they are familiar with from their everyday lives. Children find opportunities for rigorous skill development like counting, measurement, and language comprehension while also developing positive relationships, gross-motor skills, and problem-solving abilities. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. 

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    Social and Emotional Learning

    By incorporating Al’s Pals strategies into daily instruction, teachers are able to help children learn to identify and express their feelings appropriately, show kindness, manage impulses and behaviors, cope in healthy ways, and solve problems. Teachers help children practice these skills in a caring, cooperative environment through fun lessons, use of engaging puppets, original music, and effective teaching approaches.

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Preschool
  • Instruction in general education classrooms provides opportunities for all students to learn alongside their peers. The Benefits of General Education:

      • All children are able to be part of their community and develop a sense of belonging and become better prepared for life in the community as children and adults.

      • It encourages the involvement of parents in the education of their children and the activities of their local schools.

      • It provides all children with opportunities to develop friendships with one another. Friendships provide role models and opportunities for growth

    Instruction in inclusion classrooms secures opportunities for students with disabilities to learn alongside their non-disabled peers in general education classrooms. The Benefits of Inclusive Education:

      • Children with varying abilities are often better motivated when they learn in classes surrounded by other children.

      • It allows children to work on individual goals while being with other students their own age.

      • It encourages the involvement of parents in the education of their children and the activities of their local schools.

      • It fosters a culture of respect and belonging. It also provides the opportunity to learn about and accept individual differences.Preschool-aged children from age two through five with a disability may be eligible for Early Childhood Special Education services.

    Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs for preschool-aged children from ages two through five with a disability may be eligible for Early Childhood Special Education services.  For more information and eligibility please visit the VDOE website.