Preschool

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Preschool
Clovis Unified School District provides preschool programs throughout the district.  Our goal is to develop the whole child through: language and literacy, math, history, science, visual and performing arts, physical development, health and social emotional instruction.  We offer California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) at 26 school sites and Private Pay Preschools at 3 school sites.  Many sites offer AM and PM programs.  All families must qualify for State Preschool.  More information on qualifications is available on the “REGISTRATION” page.

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
We believe our preschool programs offer PARENT EDUCATION as well as quality CHILD EDUCATION!  We encourage all parents/guardians to volunteer a minimum of twice a month.  Not only will the time you spend with your child in school leave you with parenting tips and strategies, but your child will learn to truly value the importance of education.
 
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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