The purpose of the
Leon County Schools Early Childhood Programs is to provide enriched, safe
learning environments, positive adult/child interactions that will
promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive development and regular
assessment of individual needs, strengths and interests. The guiding
principals support a high-quality, research-based program.
The Leon County
Schools Early Childhood Programs implement the High/Scope approach in all
the pre-kindergarten classes. The High/Scope preschool approach is a
clearly defined and integrated framework within which both teachers and
children work with great freedom and initiative. The approach's positive
benefits for children have been well documented and have let to the U.S.
Department of Education's recognition of the High/Scope approach as a
national demonstration of a successful, comprehensive early childhood
Five basic elements constitute the High/Scope preschool
a consistent daily
team based daily
child observation & assessment
These elements must
be in place and implemented appropriately to assure that the approach's
documented benefits for children will occur.