CSDB Preschool Programs

CSDB offers on-campus preschool programs serving children ages 3 to 5 years old.  The Early Education Center has two separate classrooms, one for children who are deaf/hard of hearing and one for children who are blind/low vision.  The preschool programs are led by Cynthia Hirst, Principal of the Family-Centered Early Education Program.

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Our Programs

  • Provide an environment for young children to learn, interact, and play
  • Emphasize an active learning classroom where children explore with their senses
  • Develop readiness skills for school and home
  • Enhance self-confidence and social skills
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment
  • Utilize a thematic based approach to learning

 

girl sitting at computer table. watching a video of the word "sports" being signed in ASL.

CSDB preschool students are provided with related student services such as Speech/Language, American Sign Language, Audiology Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Braille, and Orientation & Mobility as identified on the student’s IEP.

CSDB Preschool Programs utilize the Scholastics Big Day for Pre-K Curriculum Big Day for Pre-K aligned with the Colorado Standards for Preschool and is organized into 8 Thematic Units throughout the school year.  Big Day for Pre-K is research-based and developed around 5 researched-based principles and addresses social-emotional development, language development, integrate learning, responsive instruction, and partnership with families.  The curriculum provides a variety of hands on activities and includes both print and digital activities as well.  Appropriate modifications and accommodations are provided for individual students as identified on the students IEP.

 

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All CSDB preschool students are administered the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment three times a year in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Teaching Strategies GOLD is an approved Early Childhood Education assessment through the state of Colorado.  Teaching Strategies GOLD is an authentic, observation based assessment that allows for documentation to be collected throughout the year on student progress.  At the end of each testing window for Fall, Winter, and Spring individual student reports are provided for parents.

The assessment is comprehensive and assesses the following domains:a group of 5 students outside at a picnic table with staff member.

1.       Social-Emotional
2.       Physical
3.       Language
4.       Cognitive
5.       Literacy
6.       Mathematics
7.       Science and Technology
8.       Social Studies
9.       The Arts