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Early Childhood Education in Farmington Public Schools offers children a rich learning environment for exploring and discovery. Children are encouraged to expand their thinking while developing a positive self-image.


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Alameda Early Childhood Center

32400 Alameda Street
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Ph: (248) 489-3808
Fax: (248) 489-3810

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Director of Early Childhood: Nancy Ely

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Farmington Community School

30415 Shiawassee Street
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Ph: (248) 489-3373
Fax: (248) 489-3378

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Coordinator: Kirsten Jules

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Our Curriculum


Our programs utilize the research-based High Scope Preschool Curriculum. This curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Standards for Early Childhood. It utilizes key developmental indicators to support teaching and learning in the early childhood classroom. The key development indicators address all domains of child development. The curriculum focuses on adult-child interaction, learning environment, daily routine, assessment, and active learning. Children construct their own models of reality, which develop over time in response to new experiences and exposure to other viewpoints. No one else can have experiences for the child or construct knowledge for the child. Children must do this for themselves. Active learning involves both the physical activity of interacting with objects to produce effects and the mental activity of interpreting these effects and fitting the interpretations into a more complete understanding of the world. As a result, children often come to their own conclusions, conclusion that, from the standpoint of adult thinking, may seem erroneous. Adults interacting with children should recognize that this type of thinking is part of the active learning process and should accept children’s non-adult reasoning –in time; children’s thinking will become more like adult thinking.

Our porgrams also utilize the COR Advantage Assessment.  COR Advantage is HIghScope's newest research validated child assessment tool.  COR Advantage is a birth-to-kindergarten assessment htat assists teachers in supporting children at every developmental level - including children who are English Language Learners and those with special needs.  



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Early Childhood Programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

 

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Our Early Childhood Centers are 2 of just 37 preschools in the entire state of Michigan accredited under the new NAEYC Accreditation System. In the country there are just 2,343 accredited preschools.

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