The Children’s CenterSharon Public SchoolsEarly Childhood Program
We welcome you to the Sharon Public Schools’ Early Childhood Program, which offers half-day and full-day integrated preschool classes and one substantially separate classroom. Early Childhood programs that serve children with and without special needs are referred to as “integrated.” Integrated programs bring together children as partners in learning. Research continues to support that quality peer partner programs enable all the children to learn and grow at their own rate.
We believe that preschool children learn best in a child-centered environment that provides developmentally appropriate experiences. The major goal of our program is to promote the social, emotional, physical, and conceptual development of young children. Our program is designed to provide children with valuable hands-on learning experiences in accordance with their individual needs and abilities. Differences in rates of development, special talents, interests, and personalities are recognized and respected. Our program provides a safe, accepting, and supportive environment where young children learn to participate in play and other group activities and learn how to pursue individual interests. Children learn about cooperation, sharing, risk-taking, and being considerate of others. Our program is most successful when parents, staff, and children work closely together.
The purpose of this Program Guide is to provide general program information and specific details regarding policies, procedures, and learning objectives for the Early Childhood Program.
We believe that working in partnership with parents is very important, especially when it involves such young children. Your input is always welcome. We look forward to being a part of your child’s foundational years, and we are committed to making your entry into the Sharon Public Schools an exciting and memorable journey.