EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION NEWS!
The CTState Department of Education has revamped all standards for Early Childhood Education entitled CT Early Learning Developmental Standards. They have also created the Office of Early Childhood at the state level! This is all very exciting news for our profession! Today, more than ever, high quality Early Childhood Education is essential to lay the foundation for the raised expectations the educational process now has for our children. At The Academy, we are all dedicated to providing your child with that strong foundation in a caring and nurturing manner. We are committed to you and your children whom you’ve entrusted to us and assure you that our unique philosophy and values for children are always first and foremost in our minds and in our hearts.
The programs and practices of The Burlington Academy of Learning reflect many recommendations and policies of The National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as the Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Education. We use an eclectic approach to curriculum that incorporates established principles of child development and learning theory as well as a range of published resources that are widely accepted as best practice. The backbone of the program is Developmentally Appropriate Practice, the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks and the CT Early Learning Developmental Standards, including the related Guide to Early Childhood Program Development. It is our philosophy to be a continually changing and improving organization that is responsive to the diverse needs of children and families as well as to the needs of the community and expectations of our state and national agencies that set policy and write legislation that affects our work. We have an open-door policy for parents, and we welcome the viewpoints of families and community partners.
The Burlington Academy of Learningoffers a complete environment where children and families are welcomed and supported. The childhood years are the most impressionable years of one's life. For this reason, it is critical that our children's well-being and self-esteem to be nurtured. Children must be given the tools and opportunity to follow their natural curiosity, therefore laying the foundation for how they will feel about learning and developing their unique interests and potential. Our goal at The Burlington Academy of Learning is to provide children with a positive learning experience, so they feel confident about themselves and their abilities.
At The Burlington Academy of Learning, we encourage a sense of wonder and excitement about the world. We provide children with opportunities for an optimal learning environment that builds confidence in their academic skills, and we inspire children to become active learners by developing a solid sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.
Programs are designed to develop the child emotionally, socially, academically, physically, morally in an atmosphere and environment conducive to a joyful and confident "I AM / I CAN" approach to life and the world we live in. The wellness of the WHOLE CHILD and the development of a positive and healthy self-image are of paramount concern in the planning and implementation of all aspects of our school's programs.
Character development is a key component of the curriculum at all levels at The Academy. Concepts such as patience, honesty, respect, generosity, fairness, courtesy, gratitude, determination, and love are put into practice daily within our school family.
It is our belief at The Burlington Academy that: It is not the school that defines the child, it is the child that defines the school.