The WEE Center Programs
The WEE Center provides a structured program for the children in our care. The teachers prepare the learning environment and plan appropriate lessons and experiences in the areas of pre-reading and language arts, writing, math, science, sensory, art, music, movement, and Bible by using the Maryland Model for School Readiness(MMSR). Our Curriculum emphasizes learning as an interactive process. We provide an environment where the children can learn through play active exploration, and interaction with adults, other children and materials.
Our program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each age group, and its is implemented with attention to the different needs, interest, skills, and developmental levels of individual children within the group, including using information from an IEP or IFSP. Copies of the daily schedule of activities for each class are distributed to parents each semester.
The teachers in all of the classrooms use an on-going portfolio assessment journal which includes taking photographs that depict a child's active learning, collecting work samples regularly, and making observations. This type of system provides a consistent way to identify progress and the individual learning needs of each child. From the journals, the teachers prepare an assessment based upon the Maryland Model for School Readiness(MMSR) indicators. We present this along with the collected work samples twice a year during the fall and spring parent teacher conferences.