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Ready, Set, Grow takes pride in our trained staff whose insightful observations inform curriculum that is both developmentally appropriate and responsive to the unique individuals in our care.

On a weekly basis, teachers note progress in each child's development. These notes on interests and abilities, along with work samples, are collected in a child portfolio. Based on conclusions from their observations, teachers establish both classroom and individual learning goals. According to these goals, they proceed to create a schedule full of enriching activities, design the environment and introduce the materials and toys that engage the children through all of their senses.

In addition to the teacher developed curriculum, children in our Pre K work with a modified version of the Scott Foresman Reading Street curriculum. This program introduces children to common language and learning concepts that will later be reinforced in the Corning-Painted Post School District's English Language Arts programs.

At least two times annually, teachers meet with each child's family to conference and review the child's portfolio. Teachers prepare a written developmental summary that describes each child's progress in all developmental areas. Parents and teachers review the work samples and smile over an array of photographs collected as well. Working together, parents and teachers define new goals and milestones for the coming months.