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Mrs. Benner & Mrs. Barron
IB in Early Childhood
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program emphasizes
inquiry-led, conceptually driven and play based learning;
development of Learner Profile Attributes;
engaging and inviting indoor and outdoor learning environments.
This program is designed to provide a high quality PreKindergarten experience for children who turn four years old on or before January 1st of the academic school year. Charter Oak school hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. and Wednesday: 8:35 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. School is in session for 10 months, from September to June.
Teachers plan curriculum with goals for child learning. We use the State of Connecticut Performance Standards for Preschool (The Connecticut Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks) as a guide for planning learning experiences, observing and documenting child progress, and implementing teaching strategies. These assessments are then used to help guide teachers in planning activities. The Performance Standards are designed to assure that children develop the skills needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten. Individual Performance Standard reports are created three times a year.
As a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited program, we have demonstrated that our program meets all 10 standards throughout a four-step process in order to earn our accreditation. The NAEYC torch is the mark of the high-quality early childhood program.
Parents, teachers and staff evaluate the program annually. Surveys are distributed to all vested individuals assessing all aspects of the program. Surveys are reviewed and shared with administrators, teachers, staff and parents. Concerns arising during the school year are considered on a need basis.