What's Happening in Preschool

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Halloween Costume Parade

October 2022

Check out our Halloween Costume Parade, CUTE!

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New Preschool Curriculum

left: three young boys and a teacher touch a lit-up shape board; right, two young boys play with trucks near a keyboard

September 2022

A new year, a new school, new friends, new teachers, and new curriculum to match it all! While any preschool is certain to bring a variety of newness to any child’s life, this is certainly true for the CSDB preschool this year. In addition to many new students and a new teacher, CSDB’s preschool is also implementing the HighScope curriculum for the first time! HighScope is a preschool curriculum that is centered around active learning, building adult-child interactions, establishment of a daily routine, child-centered problem solving, and teaching in the context of children’s interests.

Many aspects of the curriculum are unique to HighScope, including the plan-do-review structure. In this structure, students make a plan related to their “work” time, carry out their plan during work, and then review what was done during work time. Planning time gives children a structured, consistent chance to express their ideas to adults and to see themselves as individuals who can act on decisions. They experience the power of independence and are conscious of their intentions. During work time, children have opportunities to play, gather information, interact with peers, and solve problems. In recall time, students are given a chance to represent their work-time experience in a variety of ways. Reviewing permits children to reflect on what they did and how it was done and brings closure to children’s planning and work-time activities. Putting their ideas and experiences into words also facilitates children’s language development and enables children to represent their mental schemes to others.

Naturally, components of the curriculum have been adapted to be accessible both for students who are blind/visually impaired, and for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. In CSDB’s preschool, you will find things such as tactile schedules, visual schedules, adapted area signs, chances to practice daily living skills, and a wide variety of sensory toys and tools to meet our students' individual needs. CSDB’s preschool team is excited to continue diving into this year, with our students by our side, as we grow and learn together!

Written by Sharon Kay, Teacher in the School for the Blind Preschool

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Welcome to 2022-2023 Preschool

August 2022

Sensational video featuring our Preschool students!

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 twin boys, who are using canes; top right, young boy gives a thumbs up; lower left, young preschool students and teacher begin their day

top left, twin boys, who are using canes; top right, young boy gives a thumbs up; lower left, young preschool students and teacher begin their day; lower right, student next to 1st Day of Pre-K sign;  Teachers walk with preschool students outside

Preschool Rocks!

August 2022

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Collage of ten preschool students and several staff at graduation. Text: Preschool Graduation, It's a Wrap! Congratulations!

Preschool Progressions

June 2022

Time to CELEBRATE!

This week was the last week of Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year.  Students, staff, family and friends gathered to celebrate our PreK students in both the School for the Deaf and the School  for the Blind.  Students received awards and we honored the students that will be progressing into Kindergarten next year.  The kids were all so excited and we are all very proud of all they have accomplished this year. Classes wrapped up the year with a water play day and party in their classrooms. 

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Preschool Graduation!

June 2022

Adorable! Preschool students celebrating their advancement to Kindergarten.

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Four preschool students sit in the six-seated cart, being pushed by their teacher on a sunny day!

Preschool Fun!

May 2022

It's tomorrow!! Get ready for extreme cuteness at preschool graduation! Photos to come...

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Preschool in the Children's Village-PK

May 2022

Preschool students from the deaf and blind classes love to play, learn, and have fun together! In the Children’s Village they are able to practice communication, math, and vocabulary skills while immersed in a play based learning environment with their friends. They love to fill their shopping carts with all of their favorite foods and use the cash register!

Six preschoolers play near the cash register
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Read Across America

March 2022

Read Across America Day brought together CSDB students along with students from other schools (virtually) to enjoy stories and crafts.

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100 Days of School!

February 2022

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