Preschool teachers employ today’s best practices in helping children develop as people and as learners, to support life-long success. We feature The Creative Curriculum®, a nationally-recognized early learning system, and we assess student progress across learning and development domains with the Teaching Strategies GOLD® tool. Together, these allow us to individualize teaching and learning to help students make the most growth and develop their love of learning.
Across RPS Preschool, we evaluate the quality of teacher-student interaction with a research-based tool called CLASS®, which provides administrators and teachers a productive framework to expand cognitive development and meet student needs. For students who require additional services to meet their goals, RPS Preschool offers special education services including speech and language support, mental health support, and other positive interventions. Our professionals work as a team to meet our students’ needs.
We recognize that all children need individualized learning experiences offered in a play-based learning environment by teachers who are skilled in building strong and nurturing relationships. RPS Preschool offers a variety of preschool options (including AM, PM and evening) and services for young children and their families.
Parents Partnering in Education
What happens in the home environment is key to a child’s success in school. All of our preschool classes engage parents in their child’s learning and some provide a designated parent education day. Parents who participate in these opportunities better understand and respond to their children’s behavior, read and talk with their children more frequently, feel more confident in their role as a parent, and are more likely to be involved in their child’s education.
RPS Preschool offers some preschool classes with a parent education day. On these days, parents participate in a discussion led by a licensed parent educator, exploring the many facets of parenting a preschooler, including the developmental domains of early childhood. Parent attendance is required for classes with a designated parent day component. See Class Schedule for classes with a parent education day. Sibling care is offered on parent education days (as space is available) for children 9 months to kindergarten enrollment not enrolled in the preschool class.