Language(s) spoken with children by staff: English and Spanish
Social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum or approach: Yes
Culturally specific program: FACES is a committed Community of Teachers and Volunteers unlocking the potential of the people of Oregon educating through training and support, low-income families, migrant families, and different minority groups, by connecting the community resources with the community needs.
Educational philosophy or approach: We believe that children’s different learning styles are impacted by an array of forces. When children are actively engaged and build their own knowledge through hands-on activities in a stimulating environment, their growth and development flourish. We use a research based, reasoned, diverse approach with Creative Curriculum as our play-based foundation. We honor diversity, creativity and playfulness in every experience and we make every effort to provide security and emotional support for all children and their families. We encourage life-long learning and critical thinking, analytical thinking, questioning, and experimentation. We believe that children learn best through meaningful play, exploration, and an investigative approach to learning. Our child-centered program integrates social and emotional development, cognitive skills, language and literacy, mathematical and scientific exploration, nutrition and physical education, art and music, and fine and gross motor development. Children are viewed as thinkers, reflecting on their world, and as empathetic individuals who care for and engage with their peers and contribute to the community.
Years in operation: 5
Unique programs: We use a very advanced Literacy and Math Curriculum. Our full curriculum includes: physical education, music, literacy, math, science, art, computer, nutrition and gardening.
Other services provided: Parenting education; parent advisory group, council, committee; parent volunteer opportunities ; migrant/seasonal education; referrals to service providers such as WESD
Type of program setting: Center-based preschool
Mode of learning: In-person instruction
Bilingual preschool program: Yes
Extended care (before and/or after the Preschool Promise day) available: Yes
Experience or specialized training: Dual language learners