Mission, Vision & Philosophy

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Mission, Vision & Philosophy

Early Childhood Mission, Vision & Philosophy

Orange Early Childhood’s Mission
Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing and engaging early learning environment that effectively supports the diverse needs of children and families in our community and creates a foundation for children to be able to enter Kindergarten as a lifelong learner and a critically-thinking citizen.
 
Orange Early Childhood’s Vision
Orange Early Childhood will become a nationally recognized program known for providing excellence through early learning experiences to young children in our community.
 
Orange Early Childhood’s Philosophy
  • Play is the work of children.
  • The safety and overall well-being of each child is our first priority.
  • The classroom environment should be safe, nurturing and engaging.
  • Children can be guided to develop self-control by learning to manage their bodies and emotions.
  • The learning materials that we choose should be developmentally appropriate, open-ended and free of bias.
  • The curriculum should meet the needs of all learners, including those with special needs and those that speak English as a second language.
  • Learning experiences should be individualized to each child’s specific needs and development.
  • The role of the teacher is to be a facilitative guide to help children meet developmentally appropriate milestones through inspired learning.
  • Teachers and families should work together as partners in both teaching and assessing children.
  • Children learn best in social settings with hands-on, meaningful and constructive learning experiences.
  • Learning experiences are most meaningful when the development, experiences, interests and culture of each individual child is taken into consideration.
  • Learning experiences should be a balance of whole group, small group or individual teacher and child-directed activities.
  • Children should be assessed on an ongoing basis using a variety of evidence-based methods to determine if they are appropriately meeting curricular objectives.
  • Our curriculum should address all areas of children’s development: physical, social/emotional, language & communication and cognitive.
  • Everything we do should have a purpose and be grounded in best practices for early childhood education.
  • All learning experiences should be aligned to Ohio’s Early Learning & Development Standards to ensure that children are fully prepared for Kindergarten.

Registration Information
For more information about the Orange Early Childhood Preschool, to schedule a tour, or to discuss any questions about your child’s readiness for preschool, please call Early Childhood Coordinator Maria Hill at (216) 831-8601 x 5402, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm.
 

Contact

Early Childhood Coordinator 
(216) 831.8601 x 5402 
Fax (216) 831.3750
mhill@orangecsd.org 

Early Childhood Assistant
Lisa Miller
(216) 831-8601 x 5416
lmiller@orangecsd.org 

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, January 31 for district resident families not currently enrolled and Friday, February 14 for nondistrict families. Enrollment is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We utilize a wait list and do accept from that list when possible.
 
All registration is done online through our easy-to-use, safe and secure Eleyo software.  Please view this document and follow the directions to begin registration.  Registration takes about 15 - 20 minutes and will need to be completed at one time.
 
There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee, paid when your child is officially enrolled.  
 
After completing registration online and BEFORE your child can be accepted into the program, parents must mail, email or drop-off: 
  • Current month's proof of residency 
  • Copy of your child's birth certificate
Prior to the beginning of the school year, parents must also provide the following forms:
 If you have any questions, please contact Early Childhood Assistant Lisa Miller at (216) 831-8601.
 
 
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