The vision of the Fort Calhoun preschool program is to work in partnership with families and the community to enhance the abilities and skills of children in the areas of social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, literacy, science, social studies, and mathematical development. The development of these areas will be taught through teacher lead activities and play-based learning and discovery.
The Fort Calhoun Preschool is committed to providing learning experiences for children in preparation for early success and school readiness. The preschool program provides a learning environment that supports children to develop strengths and skills necessary for them to construct their own knowledge and prepare them for their next stage of learning. Students learn at different levels and speeds. Our preschool staff will provide students with a broad range of educational and exciting opportunities that will help them learn to the best of their ability and meet their individual potential.
To achieve our vision we believe:
*Children learn best as active participants when given cooperative and play-based experiences.
*Children learn best through experiences that enhance their self-esteem and help them make choices.
*Children learn best when a safe and friendly learning environment is created where students can solve problems and express their feelings.
*Children learn best by staff creating a trusting and caring relationship with students to enable learning.
*Children learn best when parents are a part of the educational process. In recognition of this, parent involvement is actively sought, encouraged, and welcomed.