The Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards: What Children, Birth to Five, Should Know and Be Able to Do, was published in April, 2014 by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. At KOCO these standards are used in formulating lesson plans. When planning lessons, we consider a child's development in the following domains: cognition, social & emotional development, physical health & development, language & literacy, creative arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. CT-ELDS helps our classroom teachers to assess the development of each student, and to plan activities that will supoort and challenge developmental growth in each of these domains.
Get Set for School is incorporated into the Preschool 2 Kindergarten Readiness curriculum. It is the preschool forerunner of Handwriting Without Tears, which is used by teachers at Memorial Elementary School. According to its developers: "Get Set for School helps young learners gain the skills and experiences they need for lifelong learning success. Our hands-on curriculum focuses on the three core learning areas—readiness & writing, language &literacy, and numbers & math. We get preschoolers singing, dancing, coloring, building, and exploring on a joyous journey to school."