We build our curriculum upon a strong character development program. Students learn about friendship, respect, honesty, kindness, and resolving social conflicts in appropriate ways through lessons and social interactions with peers. We provide a literacy enriched environment that creates opportunities for students to develop skills in reading and writing. Math, science, social studies, music, and art are incorporated in the activities and lessons we teach daily. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible so that lessons meet each individual child where they are developmentally while challenging them to grow. Students’ are assessed throughout the year to track their individual growth and development. Throughout the year, we will adjust our teaching based on the children’s needs and interests as well as add appropriate responsibilities to help them continue to develop confidence and a high self-esteem. We respect the diverse cultures and traditions in our community and encourage students to show kindness, love, and respect for others.
Our main goals at Spring Street Community Care & Recreation Inc. are based on our Philosophy of Education, NY State Preschool Regulations, The Learn Every Day; Foundations for Learning Curriculum, and our collaboration with Union Springs Central School District to better prepare students for Kindergarten expectations and NYS Standards.
- To support the “whole-child” in developing self-confidence, a positive self-esteem and the problem-solving skills needed to participate happily in diverse environments in and out of school.
- To help children understand their own feelings and express them freely yet respectfully and have the ability to show empathy for one another as future citizens in our society.
- To provide a nurturing and safe environment and develop positive relationships between staff, children, families and the community to promote healthy social experiences.
- To provide an educational program that better prepares students for kindergarten expectations.
We at Spring Street Community Care & Recreation Inc. will maintain staff that are highly qualified individuals, knowledgeable about our curriculum and policies and who will continue to receive professional development training in early childhood education to meet the ever-changing needs of our children and families.