Fall Mountain Regional School DistrictSAU #60159 East StreetCharlestown, NH 03603(603) 826-7756
Early Childhood Enrichment Program and Child Outcome Standards
Program Standards for the Fall Mountain Regional School District’s describe the curriculum, instruction, assessment andoverall resources offered to the pre-kindergarten children who reside in the Fall Mountain Regional School District. Thesestandards incorporate the classroom characteristics and the educational experiences provided to the children. ChildOutcome Standards describe the knowledge and skills children should acquire by the end of the school year. OutcomeStandards incorporate the range of knowledge and skills children should master and how it can be demonstrated thatchildren have met those standards.
The Fall Mountain Regional School District’s Early Childhood Enrichment Programs implement a curriculumthat is consistent with its goals for children and promotes learning and development in each of the following areas: Approaches to Learning; Communication, Language Development and Literacy; Creative Expression/AestheticDevelopment; Cognition and Knowledge of the World (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Technology); PhysicalDevelopment and Health; and Social and Emotional Development. The curriculum draws on research that assiststeachers in identifying important concepts and skills as well as effective methods for fostering children’s learning anddevelopment. When informed by teachers’ knowledge of individual children, the well-articulated curriculum guidesteachers so they can provide children with experiences that foster growth across a broad range of developmental andcontent areas. A curriculum also helps ensure that the teacher is intentional in planning a daily schedule that (a)maximizes children’s learning through effective use of time, materials used for play, self-initiated learning, and creativeexpression as well as (b) offers opportunities for children to learn individually and in groups according to their developmental needs and interests.
The Fall Mountain Regional School District’s Early Childhood Enrichment Programs use developmentally,culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective instructional approaches that enhance each child’s learning anddevelopment in the context of the program’s curriculum goals. Teaching staff purposefully use multiple instructionalapproaches to optimize children’s opportunities for learning. These approaches include strategies that range fromstructured to unstructured and from adult directed to child directed. Children bring to learning environments differentbackgrounds, interests, experiences, learning styles, needs, and capacities. Teachers’ consideration of these differenceswhen selecting and implementing instructional approaches helps all children succeed. Instructional approaches also differ