ICCC has two preschool NAEYC Accredited and EEC licensed classrooms. The Preschool 1 classroom serves children ages 2.9 years-4 years old. The Preschool 2 classroom serves children ages 4-5 and a few before and after school children up to the age of 8.
The Preschool 1 classroom is licensed for seventeen children, in this classroom there are 2 teachers. The Preschool 2 classroom is licensed for 19 children and also has 2 teachers. There is a floating teacher that goes between the two classrooms to help out where needed.
Both classrooms are set-up for the children to explore freely throughout the day. Materials are all stored on child accessible shelving units. Each classroom is set up into smaller learning areas so children can work in small or large groups during free-play time. Both classrooms have their own individual bathroom for the children to use.
The Preschool classrooms are set-up into Manipulative Area, Dramatic Play Area, Math Area, Science Area, Block Area, Book/Quiet Area, Art Area, Sensory Area and the Preschool 2 classroom has a computer for the children to use on their own. All areas are fully stocked with age-appropriate and area appropriate materials for the children to use at their own discretion.
Curriculum is planned for the entire classroom using different themed units. Teachers plan their own developmentally appropriate curriculum using the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, NAEYC Standards, Creative Curriculum and the results of the individual children’s assessment results.
We strongly believe that parents are the first teachers and experts on their children, this is why at enrollment parents are asked to assess their child using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Ages and Stages Social/Emotional Questionnaire. The children are observed daily throughout the year and the teachers record the observations individually. Assessments are then prepared through the Teaching Strategies Gold system using the observations of your child and are sent home quarterly in winter, spring, summer and fall.