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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Carroll County Pre-K program is funded by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Grant Title I and Carroll County Public Schools. Listed below is a basic overview of the program.
-Children must be 4 by September 30th and must be resident of Carroll County.
-It is a full day program Monday through Friday.
-The Pre-K program follows the public school calendar.
-Class size is limited to 18 (full class) or 9 (half class).
-Professional team includes a teacher who is certified in Early Childhood Education and a teacher assistant (for full class).
-The program uses the Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning.
-Risk factors such as economics and social factors are considered for eligibility.
-Parent involvement activities are planned and encouraged.
-Transportation is provided within the school's attendance zone.
GOALS OF THE CARROLL COUNTY PRE-K PROGRAM
-To provide a developmentally appropriate, active learning environment which fosters growth in social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
-To provide a supportive climate throughout the day, to teach problem solving skills, self-esteem, personal responsibility, as well as encourage language development, creativity, and positive relationships with others.
-To include parents as active members of the Pre-K team by maintaining home/school communication, and offering information on child development and parenting skills.