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The high-quality preschool classrooms include a well-organized and managed classrooms, social and emotional supports, and instructional interactions and materials that stimulate children’s thinking and skills. The Loop teaching team is comprised of Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate degree teachers in Early Childhood Education, as well as ESL certified. The family support staff has Bachelor and Master degree in Social Work. The Assistant teachers also have Child Development Associates (CDA), plus 60 hours of College with a minimum of 15 hours in Early Childhood and a minimum of 20 hours of annual professional development.
The teaching team supports and extend children’s thinking, problem solving, and conversational skills and vocabulary. The Instructional Leaders ensures that all staff support children’s engagement by making concepts and skills salient, ask questions that encourage children to analyze and reason, provide the right amount of help, offer feedback that acknowledges children’s attempts and motivates continued efforts, and provide high-quality language modeling.
Effective instruction for all children requires specialized teaching and learning opportunities to access, participate and thrive in an early learning program. The Loop teachers are sensitive and skilled in interactions; they use ongoing assessments of each child’s skills to plan instruction; and they choose and use curricula and activities that engage all children, regardless of their strengths or needs.