The Orange Board Of Education staff strives to provide a quality educational opportunity for all three and four year old children who are residents of the city of Orange Township and to maximize their individual cognitive, physical, and social-emotional potential by utilizing a developmentally appropriate approach that is supported by a comprehensive research- based curriculum and The NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Quality.
Basic Principles and Philosophies
The Orange Public School Administration and the Board of Education selected High/Scope as the comprehensive curriculum model for all district and community preschool classrooms. This research- based model promotes a high-quality preschool educational program and is in alignment with the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Quality. The High/Scope curriculum is cognitively oriented and is based on the work of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and others. The approach supports children as they become active learners who choose and manipulate materials and have the opportunity to use and develop language and thinking skills. The High/Scope approach to early childhood education provides a framework for teachers to work in a developmentally appropriate manner.
A major focus of the High/Scope curriculum is the daily routine. The daily routine provides the building blocks for learning throughout the day. As children follow the predictable routine they acquire knowledge. The High/Scope curriculum model is centered around 58 Key Developmental Indicators. The Key Developmental Indicators are aligned with the Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Quality and focus on five main curriculum content areas: approaches to learning; language, literacy, & communication; social and emotional development; physical development, health, and well-being; and arts and sciences.
Current Locations of Preschool Classes:
Preschool Registration Requirements for the 2010-2011 School Year
Please contact the Office of Early Childhood for more information about the preschool program or the registration schedule.We look forward to meeting you and your child!