The Harold Lewis Center uses a curriculum that is aligned with Ohio’s Learning and Development Standards developed by the Ohio Department of Education.
What are Pre-K Academic Content Standards?
Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards describe key concepts and skills that young children develop during the birth-to-five-year period. Their purpose is to support the development and well-being of young children and to foster their learning. The standards promote the understanding of early learning and development, provide a comprehensive and coherent set of expectations for children’s development and learning, and guide the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment and instructional practices with young children.
What does this mean for my child? What does this mean for the Harold Lewis Center?
As a parent of a preschooler, it may seem a little overwhelming that the state of Ohio has developed academic standards for your little one. The best way to look at them is as a guide to help teachers plan for each day. Teachers and others can use the standards as starting points for observing and understanding young children’s learning and development. With each learning encounter teachers observe, they can refer to the standards and ask what knowledge and skills are the children gaining in the areas of language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, social and emotional development, physical well-being and motor development, and approaches toward learning. Teachers can use their observations of integrated learning to plan new learning encounters for young children and support the building of knowledge in all essential domains of school readiness.