Does the Preschool Program use a specific curriculum?
The Hardin County Schools’ Early Childhood Program follows the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards. The classroom environment is organized and monitored using ECERS-3 (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale - 3rd Edition). Early Childhood Standards are the foundation for Preschool Curriculum Guides which pace the learning in the classroom. The daily preschool routine offers:
- 10-15 minutes of large circle time
- 70 minutes of learning centers
- 10-15 minutes of small group
- 30 minutes of outdoor gross motor play
- Daily teeth brushing
- Rest Time
Are specific skills and topics emphasized in preschool?
Yes. Hardin County Schools are in compliance with all early childhood standards as prescribed by the Kentucky Department of Education. Student performance is measured through authentic assessment and observation. The Hardin county Schools' Early Childhood Program uses Teaching Standards Gold, which focuses on social, emotional, self-help and communication skills, as well as cognitive, fine motor, gross motor and language skills. All skills, along with specific topics used in the preschool program, are experiences in all developmental areas so children will have a successful transition to kindergarten. For specific information regarding curriculum development, contact Carlena Sheeran at Carlena.Sheeran@hardin.kyschools.us.