FAMILIES ARE THE FIRST EDUCATORS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Our teachers continually communicate in a variety of ongoing ways with families to share the educational goals and expectations of the child. Teachers and families work collaboratively to ensure that children are provided stimulating learning experiences. At St. Bartholomew Preschool we provide individualized and unique communications through the use of Seesaw. Seesaw allows families a regular viewing of their child's preschool day through pictures, audio, and digital clips. Seesaw allows us to collaborate; teacher and families can be in this preschool experience together.
EARLY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ARE MULTIDIMENSIONAL
Early learning developmental domains are highly interrelated. Our program ensures a dynamic interaction of all areas of development.
YOUNG CHILDREN ARE CAPABLE & COMPETENT
Our program is intentional in matching goals and experiences to children’s learning and development. There should be high expectations for all young children so that teachers help them to reach their fullest potential.
WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!
Each child is unique. Having a research-based curriculum in line with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards allows teachers to set individual goals for students. This helps teachers to better support individual students as they work toward the benchmarks set forth by IELD Standards.
RANGES OF SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Teachers recognize each child’s individuality and plan classroom strategies that support the child as a learner by building on their strengths and implementing tools of support in more challenging areas.Language and vocabulary are the means for deepening build academic language, deepen conceptual development, and support reflective and intentional approaches to learning—all of which add up to
Our Title 1 teachers support student math, literacy and comprehension skills. The title 1 program provides intensive, small-group instruction for students to ensure that students grow toward and the literacy level that is appropriate for their grade level. Learn more about literacy benchmarks and why they matter.
Support struggling learners and build their confidence in tackling math concepts through our Math Intervention programs. Highly structure lessons, support, and our instructional modeling based on research from the National Research Council will improve their foundational skills and develop their mathematical understanding. Students in the AchieveMath program:
Grasp critical fundamentals
Establish a foundation for vital skills
Progress to more complicated concepts
Develop deeper awareness of mathematics
Learn the habits of mind embodied in the Standards for Mathematical Practice