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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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Our early childhood education programs serve children from six weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K).

Each of our early education programs is accredited by Cognia, a non-profit school accreditation board formerly known as AdvancED/SACS in Florida.

UCP early childhood programs, class size, and student/staff ratio meet or exceed all national standards for best practices (including NAEYC). Our class sizes and staff vary based on the makeup of each classroom.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

6 WEEKS OLD- PRE-K

AGE GROUP

STAFF RATIO

CLASS SIZE

INFANT & TODDLERS

1 STAFF: 4 STUDENTS

8-12 STUDENTS

PRESCHOOL & PRE-K

1 STAFF: 5-6 STUDENTS

14-18 STUDENTS

EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS

For more information on School Readiness funding (for low-income, working parents):  CLICK HERE

For more information on VPK funding (free for all 4 year olds): CLICK HERE

EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUSES:

INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN ONE OF OUR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS?

EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM

The Frog Street Curriculum is the primary program that UCP utilizes for infant, toddler, pre-school and pre-k classrooms. This research-based curriculum combines developmentally appropriate practice with specific learning targets in the areas of social/emotional, cognitive development, adaptive skills, and fine/gross motor development.

COMPONENTS

GREETING CIRCLE

Each day starts with a Greeting Circle where a sense of community is built using strategies of Conscious Discipline.

READ-ALOUD TIME

This reading strategy increases student vocabulary, increases concept development and teaches comprehension strategies.

MORNING MESSAGE

The morning meeting introduces concepts of print, phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge as well as prepares the children for the day’s activities

LITERACY LESSON

A language rich environment is supported through high quality literature, vocabulary cards and picture cards as well as 34 magnetic story board stories and pieces.

MOVING & LEARNING

Strong embedding of music and movement activities in the Frog Street curriculum encourages optimal learning in a playful way.

MATH & SCIENCE

A mathematical foundation in the areas of number and operations, geometry, measurement, data analysis and algebraic thinking. Frog Street uses daily hands on games in small groups.

CLOSING CIRCLE

During the Closing Circle, teachers review the day's activities and events using reflective questioning..

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