ELC realizes that "one size does not fit all" therefore an integrated approach to curriculum is used. The goals and objectives that guide our planning and instruction are aligned with the Indiana Early Learning Foundations and based on kindergarten readiness. In order to meet our goals and objectives, ELC uses Conscious Discipline, Second Step, Zones of Regulation, Heggerty, Orton-Gillingham and Handwriting Without Tears curriculums.
While we use a variety of curricula to meet our goals, we believe the most important skills we teach children in our program are social-emotional and language skills. It is also important to note that the critical component of any curriculum is the teacher. For the program to be successful, it is vital that teachers are well-prepared and knowledgeable. Collectively, the directors and preschool teachers contribute information from a variety of sources including knowledge regarding child development, individual characteristics of children, knowledge of various disciplines, values of our culture, parent desires, and knowledge that children need to function competently in our society. That body of professional knowledge guides the development and implementation of the preschool program.