Preschool

 The Child Development Offices (ASES, Campus Club, Preschool and YPP) will be CLOSED on the following dates/times:

 Monday, August 5th • Closed 8am - 1pm

 Friday, August 9th • Closed 8am - 10:30pm

 Monday, August 12th • Closed 8am - 1:30pm

 Tuesday, August 13th • Closed 8am - 1:30pm
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Preschool

Clovis Unified School District provides high-quality preschool programs throughout the district.  Clovis Unified Preschool strives to be the benchmark for excellence in Early Childhood Education programs.  Our programs support children and families and provide the necessary resources to prepare young children for kindergarten and beyond.  We offer California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) at 28 school sites and Private Pay programs at 2 school sites.  Many sites offer AM and PM programs.  Go to our “Registration” page for more information on both programs.

PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM STAFF

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Each preschool program is comprised of a highly qualified teaching staff.  This includes a Teacher-Director, an Associate Teacher, and an Aide II in every classroom.  There is one adult for every 8 students.  Staff development meetings and workshops provide teachers with training and materials needed to ensure maximum student growth.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
All staff are qualified with appropriate certification under the Child Development Permit Matrix.  Our Teacher-Directors have at least 24 units in Early Childhood Ed/Child Development, 2 units in adult supervision, and at least 350 days of experience in childcare setting. 
  • 52% of our Teacher-Directors have a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree
  • 20% of our Teacher-Directors have a CA Teaching Credential
  • 9% of our Teacher-Directors have a Master of Arts or Science Degree 

Our Associate Teachers have at least 12 units in Early Childhood Ed/Child Development, and 50 days of childcare experience.

The Aide II positions have at least 6 units in Early Childhood Ed/Child Development, or one year prior experience as an Aide. 

CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

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CURRICULUM 
The staff provide a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities for young children based upon the CA Preschool Learning Foundations. The materials used to meet the Foundations objectives are:
  • LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 
  • NEW!  MATH from ABRAMS
  • HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS
  • SECOND STEP for social/emotional development
  • CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE for supplemental classroom management strategies
  • Multiple resources for music, rhythm and movement
  • Multi-media and a child-directed approach to visual arts

ASSESSMENT

The DESIRED RESULTS DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILE-2015 (DRDP-2015) is a one-on-one assessment to determine a child's developmental level in language, literacy, math, and social-emotional development.  The DRDP-2015 is aligned with the CA Preschool Learning Foundations.

The PRE-KINDERGARTEN ASSESSMENT determines a child's mastery of kindergarten readiness skills in literacy, language and math.

The EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTAL RATING SCALE is a tool used by teachers to self-assess the quality of their instruction and safety of their environment. 



PARENT INVOLVEMENT

PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Clovis Unified Preschool offers PARENT EDUCATION as well as high quality CHILD EDUCATION!  We encourage all parents/guardians to volunteer in the classroom.  Not only will the time you spencd with your child in school leave your with parenting tips and strategies, but your child will learn to truly value the importance of education.  Prior to volunteering each parent/guardian will need to complete all forms in the Volunteer Packet.  Click HERE for more information.
 
PARENT MEETINGS
Teachers will provide PARENT MEETINGS throughout the school year.  These meetings are designed to help parents deepen their parenting skills and extend the learning at home.  We urge each parent/guardian to attend and take advantage of these mini-workshops by the experts!
 
PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
We encourage all of our parents to attend our FALL and SPRING PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE  luncheon/meetings.  This is the perfect time for our parents to get an update of the current status of our preschool programs.  It is also the perfect time for parents to ask questions, raise concerns, or provide suggestions on what would make our programs even better.  Your child's teacher will keep you informed of PAC meetings.

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