Our learning environment is set up to meet each child’s development needs and to foster emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth through the following Interest Areas based off the Creative Curriculum:
Lesson plans are posted on our Parent Information Board. The teachers plan for daily, developmentally appropriate activities using the Creative Curriculum and the Zoophonics curriculum. We also coach the children on being Bucket Fillers. Our Choice Time encourages learning with the child choosing a developmentally appropriate activity in an open-ended setting. We follow the "Plan, Do, Review" process during this time. During Group meeting and Small groups, a carefully planned curriculum fosters self-control and attention-span.
CLC assesses your child’s growth and development throughout the year using the 38 objectives of Creative Curriculum GOLD. This assessment is aligned with Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten. It is also the same assessment used for Michigan’s Kindergarten Entry Assessment. Using authentic observations, anecdotal records, work samples and more, your child’s teachers will create a portfolio of them which you will be able to review at each of the three checkpoints through the school year. In addition, we will schedule two parent/teacher conferences during the school year to discuss your child’s progress and develop strategies for us to partner with you to further their development. Of course, we are available any time to answer questions or give support.
We have been with Crossroads Learning Center for 3 years and our daughter (5 years old) and son (1 year old) both currently attend. We love the family atmosphere of Crossroads, and we know that all of the teachers know and love our children. We also know that our children are learning so much everyday! Our daughter is more than ready for kindergarten, and our son will be more than ready for preschool when the time comes. We also love the summer program and field trips that our daughter gets to go on, including the Howell Nature Center, Howell Aquatic Center, the Howell Library, Bounce gymnastics and more! We couldn’t be happier and would recommend Crossroads Learning Center to anyone