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Program Features

Movin' Up to Kindergarten!

students singing

The Young Explorers program is held at Westmoor School and consists of 3 classrooms, 15 students each. There are two sessions that each meet five days a week.

  • The morning session, for students turning 3 years old by Sept. 1, meets from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • The afternoon session, for students turning 4 years old by Sept. 1, meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Classrooms follow a Blended Model (5-5-5)

  • Five typically developing students
  • Five at-risk students: At-risk students have developmental factors (cognitive, language, social-emotional, motor, pre-academic skills), or environmental factors (examples may include but aren't limited to premature birth or low birth weight, history of special education in the family, English Language Learner or low-income status).
  • Five special education students, who qualify for services after the developmental and cognitive screening.

Integrated services for all students from certified staff

  • Teachers are dual-certified in Early Childhood and Special Education
  • Full-time classroom aide in each room
  • Full-time Social Worker
  • Full-time Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Part-time School Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist and physical therapist
  • Related service personnel through NSSED

Evidence-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Incredible Flexible You

Progressive learning environment

  • Project-Based Learning
  • S.T.E.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Environmental Education
  • Service Learning
  • Outdoor Classroom