Early Childhood and Elementary
Elementary Instruction Team
Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery
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Instructional Service Staff
Executive Director of Student Assessment and Federal Programs
Executive Director of Elementary Administration
Early Childhood Program
From infancy on, young children need opportunities to develop large and small muscle skills, help in learning to get along with other people and guidance in coping with their feelings.
A successful early childhood program considers how young children begin to learn. The following principles are used to create a curriculum and environment that is stimulating, relevant and responsive to each child:
• Young children learn most easily when the curriculum is developmentally appropriate.
• Young children learn most easily when they are actively involved in real experiences.
• Young children learn most easily through play.
The Board of Education approved free full-day kindergarten for every Broken Arrow Public Schools kindergarten student beginning in the 2004. All 15 elementary schools offer free full-day kindergarten for their students.
A full-day kindergarten program supports the increased academic expectations in reading and math required by No Child Left Behind. It also allows teachers to use more appropriate developmental approaches while providing more individualized attention. This free full-day kindergarten program offered to all kindergarten students in Broken Arrow Public Schools better prepares our students for first grade and beyond.