The Kinder through second grade program serves five to eight-year-old students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our play based thematic learning structure is focused on Colorado state standards and hands on experiences in literacy, math, science, social studies and social and academic language growth in both ASL and English. The programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our early elementary students.
- Provide an environment for young children to learn, interact, and play
- Emphasize an active learning classroom where children explore with their senses
- Enhance self-confidence and social skills
- Provide a safe and nurturing environment
- Utilize a thematic based approach to learning
- Provide a language-rich environment
- Focus on children’s developmental levels and need
CSDB K-2 students are provided with related student services such as Speech/Language, American Sign Language, Audiology Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Counseling, Braille, and Orientation & Mobility as identified on the student’s IEP.
CSDB K-2 programs utilize the HMH Into Reading for the literacy program. It is aligned with the Colorado State Standards and organized into thematic units throughout the school year. Envision Math is a standard based math grade level curriculum. Appropriate modifications and accommodations are provided for individual students as identified on the student’s IEP.
All K-2 students are administered the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment three times a year in Fall, Winter, and Spring. Teaching Strategies GOLD is an approved Early Childhood Education assessment through the state of Colorado. Teaching Strategies GOLD is an authentic, observation based assessment that allows for documentation to be collected throughout the year on student progress. At the end of each testing window for Fall, Winter, and Spring individual student reports are provided for parents.
The assessment is comprehensive and assesses the following domains:
- Science and Technology
- Social Studies
- The Arts