The teachers at Hopes & Dreams use the High Scope Curriculum to write weekly lesson plans for each classroom. High Scope is a research based curriculum that aligns with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.
“The HighScope Preschool Curriculum is based on the principles of active learning and support of a child's positive interactions with adults and peers. Longitudinal studies show that the HighScope Preschool Curriculum promotes children’s development and provides lasting benefits into adulthood.
Our Preschool Curriculum is a comprehensive model that addresses all areas of development through eight content areas and 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs) — the skills and behaviors at each stage of development that pave the way for school and adult success. Each KDI is connected to and reinforced by scaffolding strategies to support and gently extend children’s learning.
While learning in these content areas prepares
children for later schooling, HighScope takes the learning process beyond
traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence,
curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem
solving in young children.”