We follow the HighScope Preschool Curriculum. HighScope is an internationally recognized research institute that has been studying the science behind children's development through the magic of play. HighScope has documented a forty-year longitudinal study on the benefits of play-based learning for social, educational, and financial success.

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We use the Child Observation Record to assess each child's developmental level. HighScope has created an easy-to-follow observation tool. We watch children at play and take note of each child's choices and their ability to focus in each of the developmental areas: social, literacy, math, initiative, problem solving, creative representation, music and movement, and more. Children learn in a variety of ways. When you observe through a scientific lens, it is amazing to see how complicated play can be! We write anecdotes about what we've observed, then connect the observation to a Key Experience.

See examples of Old Assessments.