Education and Child Development
Project Social Care’s educational services are are designed to meet the individual needs of each child. Children receive a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences, all which reflect their age, culture, and individual interests. These experiences foster growth across all areas of development, with a specific focus on social-emotional development. Children share experiences both indoors and outdoors, with their teachers planning for opportunities that encourage play, exploration, discovery, and problem-solving skills. Teachers are flexible in their instruction and promote opportunities for spontaneous learning, as sometimes the most teachable moments come unexpectedly. Children are encouraged to express themselves and are given tools to help them recognize and regulate their feelings. Teachers consistently validate each child’s unique qualities, which promotes positive self-esteem and sets a strong foundation for later school success. Language and literacy are woven throughout all areas of the school day, which helps to build concept development in a meaningful context. In addition, programs are given opportunities for enrichment classes such as music, movement, and yoga classes.
PSCHS ensures that teachers are implementing a rich, developmentally-appropriate, and research-based curriculum. Ongoing training on The Creative Curriculum is provided to each of our centers. Individualization is prioritized, and teachers collaborate with their mentors and education directors regularly to establish individual goals for every student. In addition to initial developmental and behavioral screenings, each child is formally assessed on a quarterly basis and families are involved in revision of individual goals.
All of our teaching staff exceed local licensing credentials and are supported by a leadership team that includes both on-staff early childhood experts and outside consultants. Teachers participate in ongoing professional training and have individualized professional development goals that are directly linked to their work in the classroom.
Key Services Include:
- Developmental Screenings
- Behavioral Screenings
- Research-based Curriculum
- Individualized Instruction
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Educational Home Visits
- Enrichment Classes (such as Yoga and Music)