Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Early Childhood Center (RELECC) uses the researched-based HighScope early childhood curricular program as a foundation for child development and learning. The program is designed for students with diverse learning needs, and enhances cognitive, socioemotional and physical development of children ages 3-5.
Through HighScope, children are viewed as active learners, and engage in learning through modeling, observing and verbal interactions with teachers. Children engage in both individual and social play, participate in small- and large-group activities, assist with cleanup, socialize during meals, develop self-care skills, and exercise their small and large muscles. The school day promotes structure through daily routines, and the cohesive instructional delivery approach of “Plan-Do-Review”. HighScope classrooms are arranged into centers for students to have easy access to learning manipulative’s supporting a balance of independent and co-dependent learning activities. Children having a choice in their learning activities are promoted and encouraged.
HighScope’s early childhood curricular program focuses on eight developmental content areas. Below is a listing of those content areas and the key developmental indicators assessed through-out the learning year. The HighScope curriculum is aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards for early childhood programs.
RELECC uses the research-validated child assessment tool of COR Advantage to identify meaningful educational outcomes by gathering information in ways that are natural and comfortable for children. Data collected from the assessments are used to monitor student progress, as well as, guide future student instruction. Parents can connect with their child’s program through the Online COR component Family Network. Use the activity library to support your child’s learning, as well as, view photos and other information entered by your child’s teacher. RELECC is progressing towards HighScope program accreditation.