Congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Barrett
CCS Hilbish Ford Teacher of the Month for May!
The Mary Frances Wall Center has joined the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. During the week of April 3rd, the Mary Frances Wall Center celebrated NAEYC’s the Week of the Young Child. This week was meant to bring awareness to the following facts: That all young children deserve excellent early care and education. High quality early experiences make a difference in children’s lifelong academic and social success. To accomplish such success, early childhood professionals must have excellent preparation, ongoing professional development, and compensation commensurate with their qualifications and experience. Effective early education must be individualized, engaging, meaningful, challenging and appropriate for young children. Effective early education goes beyond the classroom. Strong school-family-community partnerships that allow for active engagement of families and community members in their child’s school has proven to be the best predictor of successful later life academic, social, and health outcomes.
The Mary Frances Wall Center embodies these research based philosophies and practices. The school uses a project approach curriculum that is led by the children’s interest and holds great value in what children learn through their natural play experiences. The Mary Frances Wall Center also believes in the power of building positive relationships with children, their families and the community. This week’s celebration invited families to join in. Teachers shared experiences with families and offered suggestions on how to extend the experiences at home. The daily activities that were celebrated were wrapped around the following themes: “Music Monday”, “Artsy Tuesday”, “Weave Together Wednesday”, “Try it Thursday” and “Family Friday”. During this week, the Mary Frances Wall Center also raised awareness by sharing facts with families for the following advocacy efforts: Child Abuse Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Autism, Downs Syndrome, and Premature Birth.
On Thursday, April 6th, the Mary Frances Wall Center joined together with their parent group and hosted the school’s first Spring Festival. In attendance were 17 different community organizations that included advocacy groups, youth sport programs, school family’s small businesses and local food vendors. The turnout demonstrates the commitment that the Mary Frances Wall Center has to building a strong foundation for our community’s youngest learners and their families.
Cabarrus County preschool hosted a parent night with Conscious Discipline certified trainer Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo on March 9th, 2017. The session focused on turning conflict into cooperation by developing the powers and skills necessary to be able to respond appropriately, rather than react negatively to discipline challenges in the home.
All visitors, including parents and volunteers, please report to the front office to obtain a visitor’s pass to access other parts of our building. For the safety of our students, a photo ID, such as a driver's license or state issued ID, is required every time to check your child in or out of the building.