Windcrest United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 25, 2013
A Spirited Community Serving the World
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
The Windcrest School has established an age-appropriate curriculum framework, inclusive of all developmental domains, based upon NAEYC standards and criteria, TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), School Readiness Standards, The Creative Curriculum and the norm-referenced developmental expectations outlined in the Brigance assessment system. Our program provides and educational experience that meets the individual needs of the child and creates the appropriate foundation for school success.
Windcrest School believes young children learn by doing, so the best learning is active learning. Active learning takes advantage of children's natural motivations, abilities and interests. Students may get opportunities to investigate what interests them; to solve problems, and build positive relationships. They will work individually, as well as in small and large groups with both teacher direction and facilitation. Learning primarily takes place in work stations found throughout the classroom.
Our instruction is guided by developmental and academic continuums.
Our program uses several assessment tools to include: Portfolio assessment that includes work samples, photos, anecdotal records and written reports; the Developmental Checklist Birth to Five by the Early Childhood Direction Center, the Brigance Inventory of Early Development II as needed, and an academic continuum.