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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Overview

Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Indiana School for the Deaf includes our Early Start Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs. These programs cater to children 18 months to 5 years of age. 

 

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program offers a creative curriculum with a project approach. The ECE program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Children in the ECE program develop problem-solving and social skills as they discover their own interests in a self-guided and supportive environment.

 

The ECE program offers events for ECE students and their families outside of the school setting. These events are offered two Fridays out of the month and typically last for a duration of 1 to 2 hours. The following activities are currently available to all ECE families: 

EARLY START TODDLERS

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

CURRICULUM

PRESCHOOL

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

CURRICULUM

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

CURRICULUM

COMMUNITY OUTINGS
HOME VISITS
IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Curriculum

The Early Start Toddler program focuses on language development and peer interaction. Children in the toddler program receive early exposure to language and strengthen their social skills through play-based activities.

 

In addition to language acquisition and peer development, the Early Start Toddler program also assists students with the development and expansion of fundamental academic skills, such as reading and writing. This program offers a research based, developmentally appropriate, reading and writing center to help young learners master basic skills. At the reading center students may use free time to look at books. During this time students learn foundational skills such as how to hold a book properly and in which direction to turn the book’s pages.  At the writing center students can engage in activities such as scribbling and “free” drawing.

EARLY START TODDLERS

Program Structure

The Early Start Toddler program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years of age.

 

This program is offered 2 days a week from 8:30am to 11:30am. Families may request a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule.

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