The academic goal is to ensure that all children are making progress with their physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
The curriculum emphasizes:
• basic social and cognitive skills
• making choices and decisions
• language development
• Emergent reading
• emergent writing
• early math skills
The District has adopted the World of Wonders Curriculum. This program helps to create a rich environment that instills a passion for reading and math, along with a love of literature and the written word. Learning activities are planned to specifically meet the individual needs of the child.
Desired Results developmental Profile (DRDP)
Compton USD ECE program utilizes the State Desired Results developmental Profile (DRDP) to ensure that all children are making progress in the domains of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) is a tool developed by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, to assess the development of children. The objective of the DRDP is to obtain information on each child’s developmental level. The developmental profiles are then used to plan and conduct age and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
The DRDP-R is developmental continuum, not a test of mastery, that measures a child’s individual growth and progress in 56 measures across the domains of:
• Self and Social Development
• Language and Literacy Development
• English Language Development
• Cognitive Development
• Mathematical Development
• Physical Development
Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale – Revised (ECERS-R)
An instrument used to evaluate each classroom for quality
Contains seven sub-scales: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Language-Reasoning, Activities, Interaction, Program Structure, and Parents/Staff.
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System Pre-K (CLASS)
This is a system for observing and assessing the quality of interactions between teachers and students in preschool classrooms.
The CLASS examines social-emotional and instructional interactions that contribute to student’s social competence and academic achievement. The CLASS measure includes 10 subscales organized into three domains: