The Woodbine Elementary Preschool is a state-funded, high-quality, full-day preschool program for the residents of Woodbine Borough that are three and four years old. In 2008, through the Preschool Expansion Grant, we were able to expand our program to provide preschool to our youngest at-risk students. Our program currently addresses the needs of 60 students, both typically developing and with special needs.
Preschool education consists of specifically designed educational experiences to stimulate and teach readiness before a child enters Kindergarten. Our curriculum, Curiosity Corner, is research-based and aligns to the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.
The curriculum integrates instruction in language/literacy, math, social studies, science, gross motor (large muscle movement), fine motor (small muscle movement), and music through hands-on and interactive activities.
Curiosity Corner, a Success for All program, is language based and supports children as they acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners. The children's learning takes place in a safe and nurturing environment where the children are active and learn through play.
The children are assessed using an ongoing performance based assessment that includes collecting, describing, interpreting, and applying classroom-based evidence of learning. The children are assessed through their drawings, constructions, conversations, and observations in the classroom.