Welcome to Bulldog Preschool
Philosophy of our Program:
Philosophy of the Program: The aim of the Bulldog Preschool program is to provide a basic foundation for your child's educational future. We provide a first step in your child’s transition from home to school by offering early enrichment and helping develop the skills needed to function successfully in a school environment. Emphasis is placed on basic concepts in reading, mathematics, character education, socialization, and kindergarten readiness. A secondary aim of Bulldog Preschool program is to provide juniors and seniors in high school with the training necessary to become certified preschool teaching assistants.
This class is a three hour block in which students begin to learn how to become an Early Childhood Teacher. In Preschool 1 students learn child development theories and health and safety techniques as well as how to develop age-appropriate learning activities for children ages 3-5. The students will also learn positive discipline techniques needed to successfully manage a classroom. The student will begin a professional portfolio necessary for national certification. Students will also be responsible for helping to operate our on-site preschool. Dual credit is also available for this class through Southeast Missouri State University. Those credits would go toward an Early Childhood Degree or could be used as elective credits.
This class is also a three hour block. During the second year students are considered co-teachers in the Bulldog Preschool Facility. Students receive experience writing lesson plans, implementing those plans, conducting circle time, and managing the classroom. They will earn the remaining 120 clock hours of classroom training and 480 clock hours of interaction with children required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) examination. This is a national certification recognized in 48 states and opens employment doors in State-licensed daycares and preschools as well as Head Start programs. Dual credit is also available for this class through Southeast Missouri State University. Those credits would go toward an Early Childhood Degree or could be used as elective credits.
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