Pre School Site
11 Magnolia St. . 7 South Park Street . Easton, MD 21601
Site Director: Donna Austin
The Pre School Site (PSS) of Critchlow Adkins Children's Centers offers year-round, full day two year old, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs. The PSS is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) Early Learning Division and licensed by MSDE's Office of Child Care. In addition, the pre-kindergarten program is MSDE approved as a licensed non-public nursery school program. All programs operate from 6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Program for Two Year Olds:
Our teachers work diligently to implement an age-appropriate curriculum (Creative Curriculum) that is structured with the following major components:
- Theory and Research
- Knowing Infants, Toddlers & Twos
- Creating a Responsive Environment
- What Children Are Learning
- Caring and Teaching
- Partnering With Families
- Routines and Experiences
Teachers assist children in this program with potty training if needed. The teacher to child ratio is 1:6.
Our teachers work diligently to implement a comprehensive, age-appropriate curriculum that builds physical and cognitive skills as well as social and emotional development. The curriculum used (Houghton-Mifflin) for children ages 3 and 4 is theme based and features 10 main themes integrating math, science, social studies, language and literacy, the arts, social/emotional and physical development. An assessment tool is also used in conjunction with this curriculum to gauge each student's level of school readiness, which is an initiative developed by the state department of education call the Maryland Model for School Readiness. The teacher to child ratio is 1:10.
The teachers use the same theme based curriculum, but implement using a differentiated approach for age appropriateness. The school year program follows the same schedule as the Talbot County Public School Pre-Kindergarten, with quiet/nap time and enrichment activities in the afternoon.
Fun-filled days of swimming lessons, arts & crafts projects, outdoor play, center play, cooking projects and field trips for the preschool and pre-k programs describes the PSS summer program.