Tree Frogs - Room E42
Welcome to our Tree Frog community! In our preschool classroom, children are active participants in the process of learning new concepts through individual and group experiences and activities. Our preschoolers have many opportunities incorporated into their day to support the development of self-help and social skills which are an important component for their transition to kindergarten.
Young children like to seek out activities and play experiences where they can make discoveries and achieve an understanding of their world. Each week our lesson plan will link together specific curriculum items integrating activities that reflect the children’s interests. Through play, these activities support development in the HighScope Curriculum which supports these experiences that children need to help them grow and prosper. The HighScope Curriculum’s content areas and key developmental indicators (KDIs) are guideposts defining both our beliefs about how children develop and the actions we must take to support that development. HighScope’s eight curriculum content areas are:
- Approaches to Learning
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development and Health
- Language, Literacy, and Communication
- Creative Arts
- Science and Technology
- Social Studies
The children have opportunities for hands-on experimenting and interactions with classmates, which encourages them to make predictions and experience outcomes in all areas of learning. There are also special activities, which include visits to the nature center, music, and gym. Through teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, teachers can observe and assess as children develop and strengthen their skills. These outcomes are shared with parents during conferences.
Our goal for the children is a relationship-based environment with peers, teachers, and families working together to enhance learning, create friendships, and promote positive outcomes.
If you have any questions about our classroom’s curriculum, please do not hesitate to ask a teacher. We are so happy to be working with you this year!
Tree Frog Teachers
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Carina White
My name is Carina White and I’ve been married to my husband, Matt for 18 years. We have two beautiful daughters, Vanessa (17 yrs) and Alexis (14 yrs). We have lived in Milan for 14 years and have enjoyed the friendly community. I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University, a State of Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate and my CDA credential to enhance my education. I have substitute taught at both of Milan’s elementary schools, Paddock and Symons, and have been part of Paddock’s Early Childhood Center for 8 years. PECC has provided me with lots of friendships and memorable experiences. This year I hope to help your children build a strong foundation for success in education by encouraging self-confidence, pride and the joy of learning. I look forward to working with your family!