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Our Curriculum

Hill and Dale Child Development Center Curriculum - High Scope

Hill and Dale uses the HighScope Curriculum. It is a research-based curriculum with a focus on the interaction between adults and children, and it is proven to be superior in the area of child development to any other curriculum.

Along with the curriculum, we use the HighScope Child Observation Record (COR) to collect anecdotes and assess each child. We also use the COR to create daily lesson plans and build on the child's strengths to scaffold them to the next level of learning. If a child is over 2.5 years old and is at the center 12+ waking hours each week, we can invite parents to access this information over the internet.

View the different age groups below:

Hill and Dale Infant, Toddler & Jr. Preschool Curriculum/Assessments

Hill and Dale Child Development Center is licensed to provide care for Infants and Toddlers. We have five separate, age appropriate environments for the younger children. There are two infant rooms (ages 6 weeks to 18 months), a toddler room (12 months to two years), and two rooms for the Jr. Preschoolers with trained staff.

Requirements for admission to the toddler room at Hill and Dale are that the child needs to be 1-year-old, walking, and able to feed themselves as well as take the bottle or pacifier only at naptime.

Upon recommendation of administration staff, children may be moved up between the two infant and toddler rooms during the year.

Hill and Dale uses the Infant/Toddler curriculum from the HighScope Research Foundation. Appropriate learning toys are available for each age group and separate age appropriate playgrounds are used for outdoor play.

Assessments

Hill and Dale uses the assessment tool offered by the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, the Child Observation Record (COR). To ensure the quality and continuity of the COR, the infant/toddler assistant director, who has attended a 15 hour COR class taught by a HighScope trainer, oversees the assessments. Assessments are conducted within 3 months of enrollment and a minimum of biannually after that. Assessments are used to track the progress of each child, as guidelines for planning learning opportunities for the children and to identify any needs for developmental screenings or referrals.

About the Child Observation Record (COR)

The process of assessment involves observations that occur in the normal course of a child’s day. The HighScope Assessment data reveals each child’s attainment level in six domains of learning and provides activities for children to develop. The COR measures the full developmental range in the domains of: Sense of Self, Social Relations, Creative Representation, Movement, Communication & Language, and Exploration & Early Logic. The content of the COR looks beyond the narrow traditional skill set to assess all aspects of young children’s development - social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

We encourage parents to set up parent conferences after the 1st & 2nd assessment periods each year, as well as anytime during the year. We know the parent is the most important teacher in a child’s life and encourage parents as partners in their child’s early education.

We respect and acknowledge that all children learn at different levels and stages and will not force any child beyond their abilities.

Hill and Dale Preschool & Pre-K Curriculum/Assessments

Hill and Dale Child Development Center is licensed to provide a preschool program for children 3 years of age by September 30 of the concurrent year enrolled. Children in these classes must be potty trained. The focus at Hill and Dale is to provide the best learning environment for the whole child. At Hill and dale, we use the Preschool Curriculum from the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

We know children learn best through active learning. At Hill and Dale we provide many opportunities for active learning and teachers create daily lesson plans based on the children's current interests.

The HighScope curriculum aligns with the Nevada State Pre-K standards; the Nevada State Pre-K standards can be accessed at www.doe.nv.gov under "standards".

We also use the Scripture Bites curriculum for our religious education on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month during Chapel time.

Assessments

Hill and Dale uses the assessment tool by the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, the Child Observation Record (COR). To ensure the quality and continuity of COR, staff have attended a 15 hour COR class taught by a HighScope trainer. Assessments are conducted within 3 months of enrollment and a minimum of bianually after that, typically we will do assessments 3 times per year. Assessments are used to track the progress of each child, as guidelines for planning learning opportunities for the children and to identify any needs for developmental screenings or referrals.

About the Child Observation Record (COR)

The process of assessment involves observations that occur in the normal course of a child’s day. The HighScope Assessment data reveals each child’s attainment level in six domains of learning and provides activities for children to develop. The COR measures the full developmental range in the domains of: Sense of Self, Social Relations, Creative Representation, Movement, Communication & Language, and Exploration & Early Logic. The content of the COR looks beyond the narrow traditional skill set to assess all aspects of young children’s development - social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

We encourage parents to set up parent conferences after the 1st & 2nd assessment periods each year as well as anytime during the year. We know the parent is the most important teacher in a child’s life and encourage parents as partners in their child’s early education.

We respect and acknowledge that all children learn at different levels and stages and will not force any child beyond their abilities.

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