As educators, curriculum is one of the most important aspects of our center. Since young children are naturally curious about the world around them, they make outstanding students!
The curriculum implemented at The Red Barn was created to be used specifically in Early Childhood Education, utilizing various teaching strategies which have been proven to be the most beneficial for young children. Twice a year we have parent/teacher conferences where we will go over your child’s assessment and discuss their progress throughout the year!
Each class in our center has its own garden. Every year our students prepare the soil, plant the seeds, and harvest their own “crop”. The students are filled with joy when they see the beginnings of the first seedling sprout through the ground, and are ecstatic to pick their “crop” (usually cucumbers) and eat them for snack. This long-term science venture is the perfect hands-on experience for the young child to learn about and develop a love of nature, to experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over a period of time, and for observing the cycle of life firsthand.
This curriculum was created to be a fun-filled, hands-on, practical curriculum to meet the needs of the children, as well as prepare these children for the upcoming demands of the public schools. In addition, our center completes formal assessments on each student twice a year. We use the information from the assessment to create an individualized plan for every child, in order to help them reach their fullest potential.