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CURRICULUM

Learning Beyond Paper 

Our preschool uses the curriculum Learning Beyond Paper. Learning Beyond is a social constructive curriculum. Your children are inherently social beings. As such, learning is most robust when children engage with peers and adults around activities where they are actively engaged. Children construct knowledge bridged upon what they already know, but it is that social, relationship-based connection that acts like glue cementing understanding and seeking more.

 

Learning Beyond Paper is designed to scaffold children's skills across domains of development to meet TNELDS (Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards).

Inclusion Model

At High Hopes, we believe in the power of inclusion to transform lives. Our preschool provides a nurturing and supportive environment where children with disabilities are welcomed and celebrated for who they are. By enrolling alongside their peer models, these children have the opportunity to learn and grow in a setting that values diversity and promotes acceptance. Our inclusive model ensures that every child receives the individualized support and attention they need to thrive, fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence. The benefits of inclusion for children with disabilities can include increased outcomes in language, communication, and social skills. We believe in embracing each child's unique strengths and abilities, empowering them to reach their full potential.

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Peer Models

Our preschool offers a unique opportunity for children to thrive in a diverse and supportive environment. For every child with a disability, we enroll 2-3 children without disabilities as peer models, fostering a community where everyone learns and grows together. Our curriculum is designed to prepare all children for success, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need for future academic achievement. Beyond academics, our peer models also learn invaluable lessons in empathy and compassion, developing a deeper understanding and appreciation for the differences that make each individual special. At High Hopes, every child has the opportunity to shine, and together, we build a brighter future for all.

Differentiated Instruction

High Hopes teachers recognize that all students come to the classroom with different strengths, interests, and experiences. Our teachers must differentiate their instruction to address their student's unique learning styles and personalities. Tailoring lessons and activities to the diverse characteristics of each traditional and non-traditional learner increases student engagement. Teachers may do his by creating a supportive environment that maximizes learning opportunities for all children by adjusting activities, goals, groupings, and materials.

 

Differentiated instruction is essential to truly meet children's needs and help them continue growing. Differentiation does not mean teaching different things, but simply adjusting the level of complexity based on each individual child. 

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