Associate Teacher Essay

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Over view of the 9 learning experiences in our preschool:

Science/Sensory: In our preschool we are planting flowers to see the growth of the plant, from seedling to flowering.

Language and Literacy: We have a section in our preschool that the children can go to and listen to books on tape as well as read along. This helps them to put the words together.

Creative Arts: We have paint, paper, smocks as well as other creative supplies available to the children in our preschool in the Art center during our uninterrupted center time for them to explore and create what ever they wish to make.

Fine motor: In our science and discovery center we have many fine motor projects that they can do, for example we have geoboards and geobands that they can make many different designs with.

Gross motor: There are many outdoor activities that help with gross motor, some examples are bringing out colored spray bottles to spray in the snow, playing ball and learning to catch, climbing the outdoor climber and sliding on the slides.

Self Concept: During our home visits we had the children draw a self portrait of themselves, and at the end of the school year we will have them draw another self portrait and compare them, see how far they came.

Emotional Skills/Regulation: Every morning during our morning meeting we put up pictures on our smart board that shows a picture of emotions following conscious discipline, then we ask the child to point out how they are feeling and why they are feeling this was, for example of a child is calm there is a calm face and that child might choose this face and explain why they are calm. It follow a song we sing very helpful to us and the children to understand feeling.

Social Skill: We do family style meals and also talk about our day for breakfast, lunch and snack time where the children serve themselves and help others to serve themselves.

Mathematics: In our science and discovery center, our math center is there where the children can measure one another, they can count the small bears and weight them as well.

Family Counseling agency:
Central Michigan Counseling Center
201 S. Ross Street, PO Box 407
Beaverton, MI 48612 (989)453-3309

American Sign Language:
Mary G. Pratt, M.S.,L.L.P.,PLLC
3975 W Federal Hwy
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
Call Ms. Mary G Pratt
(989) 642-094

Children with Disabilities agencies:
COOR Intermediate School District- 11051 N Cut Rd, Roscommon MI 48653, (989)275-9555
Uses United Way funding to provide intense training services to students with disabilities that help them to develop independence and prepare entry-level jobs.
Early Childhood Investment Group- 1044 US 23 N, Alpena MI 49707, (989)356-4567
Funding from the United Way allows for training and support to parents of young children on issues related to all aspects of early childhood care, education and development for ages birth to 5.

Websites for understanding children 3-5 years of age-
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, INC
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple: to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning. Recent advances in the field of infant development make this an especially exciting time to have Head Start formally expand its family to include the provision of Early Head Start services. Family income is one key factor in determining eligibility for program participation. The federal poverty guidelines are used to evaluate family income.
Head Start (HS) is a preschool education program for children 3 - 5 years of age whose family incomes are at or below 100% of poverty. At least 10% of enrollment slots are reserved for children with documented disabilities. Head Start is a comprehensive program in