Osceola Church Preschool Enhances Cooperative Based Curriculum
Believing one of the strongest remedies to the bullying escalation in elementary schools to be a strong sense of cooperation developed in the preschool years, Osceola Church Preschool will continue to infuse cooperative experiences into the curriculum.
Our staff continually find ways to enhance respect for the various choices made by preschool children in our care.
From simple examples such as offering children many choices of how and when projects are completed in the classroom and using a sharing time to show respect for each child’s interpretation of the project, reinforces the idea that each individual has something important to contribute. Each child is encouraged to understand that the choices other children make, although different from their own, are to be valued. An experienced and discerning staff is influential in guiding children to this understanding. The Osceola staff has the background of degrees, additional educational experiences and many years of teaching experience, which they draw upon to implement a cooperative atmosphere within the educational experience.
Children need wider experiences than those limited to their class of a similar age group. Osceola provides this with experiences with the elderly at Atria, in Cranford, where children interact with those of the older generations for a fun time of stories and songs. Children learn to value the kindness of those less able and to respect them.