Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
As educators, we are firm believers in the positive effects of preschool. Pre-K classes equip children with the tools they need to grow and learn emotionally, socially and academically. It introduces students to structure and launches them on a path to success as they gain confidence in accepting new challenges.
According to many researchers, these benefits are even greater in children who come from low-income homes because early education helps to level the academic playing field for young students.
Our early childhood education program, which has been instructing children for six years, is accepting applications for our 2017-18 school year at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Drive.
The early childhood instruction will focus on each child’s individual needs and will follow these guiding principles:
• Creating a caring community of learners.
• Teaching to enhance development and learning.
• Planning curriculum to achieve important goals.
• Assessing children’s development and learning.
• Establishing reciprocal relationships with families.
This program will help students develop literacy and math skills to ensure that they are ready to learn in kindergarten. In fact, kindergarten teachers routinely tell us they can typically distinguish which students were educated in our Early Childhood Academy because of their level of readiness.
We believe that preschool should go beyond “babysitting.” We believe in enrichment. We are ranked as a Level 3 provider by Paths to Quality, Indiana’s statewide rating system for early care and education programs. Paths to Quality is a free resource to help families make informed decisions. It also helps early care and education providers improve the quality of their programs. The Level 3 designation recognizes our curriculum planning to guide child development, kindergarten preparation and health and safety.
We take incredible pride in the education our preschool staff provides. Our teachers are licensed and held to the same standards as the elementary and secondary teachers across the district. They receive professional development training and regular teacher evaluations. Growing the gifts of our staff ultimately helps our students advance, as well.
Our rates are competitive. Tuition costs $150 per week. As a benefit to employees of Perry Township Schools, we offer a discounted rate of $125 per week. Before- and after-school care are included at no additional fee. Before care begins at 6:30 a.m., while after care ends at 5:30 p.m.
Our staff at the academy regularly gets to watch programs and parties designed for our preschool students, and it is such a privilege to see how much the kids grow and learn from week to week. It is an honor to be a part of their early education journey.
Call 317-789-3900 for more information.