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Language Arts in the Early Learning Center
The Pre-Kindergarten classroom and curriculum are language rich. Language development is integrated in all activities throughout the morning. The Open Court Collections for Young Scholars series is a basal series for reading instruction from Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade. This series is designed to introduce pre-reading skills and literature to reinforce those skills in a developmentally appropriate progression..
The Kindergarten class continues using the Open Court Collections for Young Scholars series as a basal series for reading instruction. At the Kindergarten level, the series develops print and phonemic awareness, acquaints the child with how the alphabet works, presents critical thinking strategies, and builds on story structure. Additionally, the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling is utilized to enhance the Open Court program.