Daily Schedule & Curriculum

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Program Curriculum:

The Helen R. Godfrey University Child Learning and Care Center (UCLCC) provides quality learning experiences and care for infants, toddlers, pre-school, 4K and school age children. The UCLCC learning environment is cognitively stimulating, aesthetically pleasing and fosters children's emotional, social, physical and cognitive growth. The center's strong emphasis on nurturing relationships, family, community and culture is promoted with developmentally appropriate practices through the Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach, and nature based programming.
The UCLCC curriculum is a guide to define learning objectives and create teaching standards that are fluid throughout the four UCLCC classrooms.  It has been designed to serve UCLCC children from 6 weeks to 6 years.  The curriculum takes into account developmental differences, and is meant to be flexible and meet the child where they are at.  The curriculum also serves as an indicator for ongoing professional development of staff, and in accordance with UCLCC’s emphasis on program- family partnership, the curriculum has been created to encourage parent involvement, and establish ongoing meaningful communication with families.
Assessment systems including, the Portage Guide and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) measure student’s growth and whether learning objectives are being reached.  Teachers conduct daily observation and documentation of the children in their care.  The information collected is used to measure child and program progress.  Individual child portfolios are maintained to demonstrate the needs, accomplishments, and goals appropriate for each child.
   At UCLCC teachers plan and implement age appropriate and play-based activities. Activities are inspired by the children’s interests and adapted to each child’s individual needs.  Plans for execution of curriculum are developed through classroom observation as well as child and program assessments. Educational learning goals are based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.  UCLCC is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and rated a 5-star provider by YoungStar (Wisconsin's quality rating program).