Early Childhood Program

 

Our Early Childhood Education Program (ECE) at MSAD offers education for our student from birth to 5 years old.  Our program includes four different programs:  

  • Home Visits (from birth to 3 years old)

  • Toddler School (from 18 months old to 3 years old)

  • Preschool (from 3 years old to 4 years old)

  • Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old to 5 years old)

We serve all families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children regardless of their degree of hearing loss or the family’s choice of amplification.  MSAD follows the ASL/English Bilingual philosophy that allows content to be taught through both academic and social American Sign Language (ASL) and English in order for students to develop competencies in their first and natural language (ASL) and English language (written/spoken English).

All of our Early Childhood classrooms use the Creative Curriculum which ensures that our students are kindergarten-ready.  The curriculum outlines more than 30 objectives for students from birth to Kindergarten that are predictors for school success and aligned to Minnesota's Early Childhood Indicators of Progress.

In addition to our instruction, we offer speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy or blind visually impaired services with our exceptional specialists who will come into the classroom and work with students in the classroom setting.

All of the classrooms rotate through different themes, with every classroom material, activity, toys, and books selected to foster growth through different developmental areas to help our students be ready for kindergarten and beyond.

 

Early Childhood Elementary Schedule:

Home Visits (Birth to 18 Months Old)

Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Friday (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
No Classes

ECE teachers will work with the family

to schedule a home visit 

 

Toddler Program/Home Visits (18 Months Old to 3 Years Old)

Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Friday (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

8:00 - 9:00: Morning Thematic Centers

9:00 - 9:30: Snack and Social Time

9:30 - 10:00: Gross Motor Time

10:00 - 11:00: Story and Circle Time

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and Social Time


No Classes

 

ECE teachers will work with families

to schedule a home visit

 

Preschool Program (3 Years Old to 4 Years Old)

Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Friday (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

8:00 - 9:00: Morning Thematic Centers

9:00 - 9:30: Snack and Social Time

9:30 - 10:00: Gross Motor Time

10:00 - 11:00: Story and Circle Time

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and Social Time

12:00 - 1:00: Quiet Time

1:00 - 2:00: Afternoon Thematic Centers

2:00 - 3:00: Story and Circle Time

8:00 - 9:00: Morning Thematic Centers

9:00 - 9:30: Snack and Social Time

9:30 - 10:00: Gross Motor Time

10:00 - 11:00: Story and Circle Time

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and Social Time

12:00 - 1:00: Quiet Time

1:00 - 2:00: Story and Circle Time

 

Pre-Kindergarten Program (4 Years Old to 5 Years Old)

Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Friday (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

8:00 - 9:00: Morning Thematic Centers

9:00 - 9:30: Snack and Social Time

9:30 - 10:00: Gross Motor Time

10:00 - 11:00: Story and Circle Time

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and Social Time

12:00 - 1:00: Quiet Time

1:00 - 2:00: Afternoon Thematic Centers

2:00 - 3:00: Story and Circle Time

8:00 - 9:00: Morning Thematic Centers

9:00 - 9:30: Snack and Social Time

9:30 - 10:00: Gross Motor Time

10:00 - 11:00: Story and Circle Time

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and Social Time

12:00 - 1:00: Quiet Time

1:00 - 2:00: ASL and Journal Time