Charter Oak International Academy
West Hartford, CT
When students show genuine curiosity about a topic, the emergent curriculum approach lets teachers build upon that excitement to reach learning objectives.
By sharing photographs, objectives, and samples in hallways and on bulletin boards, pre-K educators can shift from decorating to documenting learning—and both students and families benefit.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
When pre-K students run into challenges that are frustrating or upsetting, a simple 3-step process can help them work things out.
By designing learning experiences with a wide variety of loose parts, teachers make room for conversations—and relationships—to flourish.
With a few simple supports in place, students learn how to manage their emotions and take turns—and the whole classroom runs more smoothly.