St. Edwards Child Development Center programs specialize in “school readiness” activities that prepare children for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
St. Edward CDC teachers apply the best possible practices in early education into everyday practices in your child’s classroom. St. Edwards CDC purposefully studied and developed our learning curriculum based on the well-researched and nationally recognized The Creative Curriculum.
St. Edwards CDC aligns Creative Curriculum with The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS), designed for children birth to first grade. The standards reflect the domains of a child’s learning and development. WMELS are designed to align with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Connecting these Wisconsin standards contributes to a more coherent, unified approach to children’s education.
St Edward CDC teachers develop individualized lesson plans that focus on your child’s natural interests and curiosity. Research shows that all children learn and benefit from developmentally appropriate practices. Our well trained childcare professionals take their cues from the interests of every child in their care. We follow these practices throughout our programs for all ages so that children experience success early, and often.
The most important goal of our early childhood program is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners.
Our curriculum encourages growth in language, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Your child will have a warm, nurturing, and educational place to spend the day.
Main developmental areas addressed each week in our curriculum are:
St. Edwards CDC uses individual child portfolios to document your child’s progress over time. The portfolios are records of your child’s process of learning; what your child has learned and how he/she has gone about learning; how your child interacts intellectually, emotionally, and socially with others; goals for child outcomes; and artifacts and samples of your child’s work.