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ECLC Making an Impact

The district’s goal for early childhood learning is to provide a rich array of experiences that nurture student success and prepare children and families for a positive beginning to school. Our program ensures each child attains the skills necessary to develop the whole self, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Our K4 (4 year old) program started in 1982, and full day kindergarten (K5) began in the 2004 which has been funded primarily through the Pennsylvania Department of Education Accountability Grant. The district opened the Early Childhood Learning Center in 1991 demonstrating support and dedication to appropriate early childhood learning experiences.

There is a strong emphasis on language development and multi-sensory learning tied to kinesthetic motion.  Children are active participants in the learning process and are well on their way to becoming readers and writers. This is supported by data collected from DIBELS, indicating learners consistently leave kindergarten being 95% -98% benchmarked. This success is due, in part, to the quality of our K4 program preparing children for entry into kindergarten.  Over the years, kindergarteners enter kindergarten between 75% and 80% benchmarked.   The curriculum offered by the school district is aligned to the PA early learning standards.

Our early childhood programs incorporate daily Physical Education that promotes and supports brained based learning.  Within the classrooms, the teachers and children are supported by a Title 1 teacher and aide, Learning Support teacher, Guidance Counselor, Speech therapist and classroom aides.

More recently, PreK Counts funds have been used to provide full day experiences for a third of our K4 students.  These funds have enabled children to come to the K4 program that live in the outlying rural areas of the district.

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