A Child’s University utilizes the award-winning, nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® program in combination with lesson plans that are aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards. Within this strong framework, the Child Portfolio system provides development assessments and opportunities to adjust the program to the differing needs of each child. The school is also nationally accredited by NAEYC and therefore meets stringent national criteria that includes thorough onsite evaluations by early childhood experts from the accreditation team based in Washington, D.C.. A Child’s University is honored to be among the 7% of early childhood programs in the United States to have earned this very prestigious designation. All of these programs and systems ensure that each child receives the early learning experience necessary to provide them with the best opportunity for a lifetime of continual and successful learning.
The Child Portfolio: An Overview
A Child’s University conducts developmental assessments of students in accordance with the Child Portfolio Program within the guidelines of National Accreditation Standards. Families will receive their child’s progress report twice per year - in January and in June, emailed through Tadpoles. This report will show developmental milestones for the child’s age as they are outlined in the standards provided by NAEYC and the RI Early Learning Standards.
The progress reports will be emailed and will allow parents to comfortably and carefully review them from their email. These progress reports will also feature memorable pictures of their children meeting developmental milestones.
A Child’s University proudly offers Tadpoles (www.tadpoles.com) - a communication tool that allows teachers to share daily activities and reports about each child’s day. Every classroom at A Child’s University is equipped with multiple iPads that are specifically used for the Tadpoles program. Throughout each day, teachers record special moments, notate important developmental milestones, capture photos of children in action, and build individual child portfolios. All of this information is then shared by email with the parents of each child. Through this powerful daily connection, the Tadpoles program facilitates ongoing and meaningful communication between teachers and parents so that families are true partners in the early education of their child.