The Fusion Early Learning Curriculum has become a trend with early childhood educators. Early childhood educators have always been a fan of all hands-on learning activities, but when young children graduate from a pre-school that has only taught with hands-on, child-centered activities, the child who enters a public school kindergarten or first grade with limited skills in learning from a teacher-directed classroom may experience difficulty in the transition. The Fusion Early Learning Curriculum is available to solve the issue of the lack of skills in learning when going into a teacher-directed classroom. Listening skills and following directions are sometimes missing from a classroom that is totally centered on child-centered learning with limited intervention from a teacher, and this curriculum provides a solution. Early childhood teachers at the Sarasota Learning Cottage use the Fusion Early Learning Curriculum to successfully prepare young children to learn in a teacher-directed classroom when they enter kindergarten or first grade in a public school setting. This curriculum combines the concept of learning through play with traditional direct instruction in a teacher-directed classroom. The creators of the Fusion Early Learning Curriculum studied the content standards for kindergarten and first grade classrooms to successfully combine these two techniques in teaching young children. The pre-kindergarten classes at the Sarasota Learning Cottage meet the same standards as elementary schools in the Sarasota County school system.
Lessons in the pre-kindergarten classrooms at the Learning Cottage are theme-based, and teaching strategies include both teacher-directed and child-directed learning activities. Classes are rotated for teaching particular subject matter. Learning goals are divided into primary goals with informational learning, secondary goals that center around concept learning, and ongoing goals that center around all skills that pre-kindergarten children must master through the year.
All preschool children who attend pre-kindergarten at the Sarasota Learning Cottage are assessed before graduation in order to ensure success when entering kindergarten and elementary school. Reading comprehension, writing skills, listening skills, and counting skills are assessed.
Parents who are interested in a pre-kindergarten that adequately prepares their young child to enter kindergarten in the public school are encouraged to explore the pre-kindergarten at the Sarasota Learning Cottage. The Learning Cottage is located at 4965 Ringwood Meadows in Sarasota. You may call 941-343-2102 to schedule a tour of the pre-kindergarten classes.