Our Early Learning Curriculum incorporates the 5 Fundamental Principles of early childhood learning into the daily preschool learning experiences of each child, while also incorporating essential educational elements necessary to create a positive learning experience, for each child, every day.
Positive interactions with adults – Throughout the learning day our teachers use routine classroom situations to reinforce positive interactions and relationships with adults. These interactions provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
Social-Emotional Competence – Opportunities for the reinforcement of a child’s social and emotional competence are incorporated in each day’s interactions with adults, other students, individual and group learning experiences.
Constructive and purposeful play – Daily activities are centered around formal learning, group play and individual play with the many learning stations required by Pinellas County Licensing Board and the APPLE Accreditation Board.
Physical Environment — Main Street’s physical classroom environment is well lighted, open, spacious, safe and secure. Children’s learning stations are well maintained and as needed, cleaned throughout the day. Our physical playground environment was designed by a certified playground safety inspector and is checked regularly to insure that safety that safety standards are maintained.
Learning Interactions and Teacher-Family Partnerships – At Main Street Early Learning Center, Family Connections are considered an essential component of a child’s learning experience. Each child enjoys the attention they receive when their parents (or other family members) participate in some way with their daily learning experiences. Our Teachers schedule Family Connection Events for their classrooms at least monthly and all family members are encouraged to participate.