INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

A developmental approach is used to meet each child’s individual needs. Many of the classroom learning activities includes:  Language Experiences  Hands-On Science  Basic Mathematics Activities  Dramatic Play  Music Activities  Cooking Experiences  Creative Art Activities  Indoor/Outdoor Cooperative Play  Field Trips Each class meets Monday-Friday 9:00-11:30 or      12:30-3:00 What does your child need to start? Copy of birth certificate Updated immunization records Physical exam Completed registration packet Backpack and an extra set of clothes

For more information about the Unit 5 Early Learning Program, Please call Jennifer Long (309) 557-4871

McLean County Unit District No. 5

PROGRAM Coordinator: Kris Pennington PROGRAM Family Coordinator: Jennifer Long: 557-4871 McLean County Unit District No. 5 201 Brigham School Road Bloomington, IL 61705 (309) 557-4411 Where are services? Brigham Elementary Kris Pennington, principal 201 Brigham School Road Bloomington, IL 61705 Sugar Creek Elementary Scott Peters, principal 200 N Towanda Avenue Normal, IL 61761
Classes range between 10-20 students per class, with at least one certified teacher and one teacher’s aide. Placement is based upon eligibility and developmental needs.

Early Learning Program

2012-2013

Early Learning Centers are located at: Brigham Elementary 309-557-4411 and Sugar Creek Elementary 309-557-4425

The McLean County Unit School District No. 5 offers a fun and exciting program for qualifying students between the ages of three and five. This program is available free of charge to eligible students living within the McLean County Unit District No. 5 boundaries.

family fun nights. community involvement activities etc. Fun N’ Family activities: Numerous family activities are offered throughout the year that promote and allow for quality family time. Parenting workshops and classes are offered throughout the year. This program is designed to increase student opportunities. which affect normal growth and development or who are at risk of academic failure may be eligible for services and supports. Students are given the chance to become successful and build selfconfidence. help prepare for future achievements. provide information and offer home educational opportunities. Children with developmental delays. Eligibility is determined by the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) team. Call our office for a developmental screening. Live within McLean County Unit District No.PURPOSE The purpose of Unit 5’s Early Learning Program is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for young children. parent educational workshops. Eligibility will be based on the presence of noted delays in one or more of the developmental areas listed below. FAMILY INVOLVEMENT Unit 5 Early Learning Program offers a wide variety of family involvement opportunities throughout the year. The Developmental Areas Gross Motor Fine Motor Cognitive/Readiness Communication Receptive Language Expressive Language Phonological/Articulation Social/Emotional Independent Functioning/Adaptive These domains of learning are part of the Illinois Early Learning State Standards. Home Contacts: Classroom teachers and parent coordinators may make home contacts to help support parents and students. . These activities include open houses. 5. and meet individual needs and goals in eight domains of learning. Field Trips may be taken throughout the school year and parents are welcome to attend and help supervise children. Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Physical Development and Health Fine Arts Foreign/Primary Language Social/Emotional Who is eligible? Children must:   Be between the ages of three and five years of age.

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