Providing an inclusive atmosphere and catching any developmental concerns early is of paramount importance.
IMPACT Preschool was founded to ensure that children of all abilities were able to gain educational and developmental opportunities tailored to their specific needs. To ensure all children are receiving care optimized for their abilities, we utilize a team-based approach to programming and care. Children are immersed in daily adventures of hands-on learning experiences and opportunities that foster each child’s optimum participation and social, emotional, and developmental growth. We use the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards, Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) Objectives for Development and Learning (ODLs), and VPK standards to govern and guide our instruction within the Beyond Centers and Circle Time (BCCT), Creative curriculum and Conscious Discipline framework.
Who is eligible for IMPACT Preschool?
IMPACT Preschool aims to serve all families in need of high-quality early childhood education services. We accept students who are typically developing, as well as students with special needs or delays.
As part of our inclusive school model, we strive to fulfill our commitment to meet each child’s specific needs both educationally and developmentally. Our team works diligently to bring these vitally important components together in one place by offering one-on-one therapy services. We offer occupational, physical, speech and music therapy, in addition to contracting with outside agencies for behavioral services.
IMPACT Preschool is an ELC (Early Learning Coalition) School Readiness and VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) provider.
About the Curriculum
IMPACT Preschool uses The Creative Curriculum and Beyond Centers & Circle Time (BCCT) curricula framework in conjunction with Beyond Cribs & Rattles (BCR).
The Creative Curriculum encompasses a forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based program for early childhood education. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the School Readiness Goals in Head Start and early learning standards for Florida.
Beyond Centers & Circle Time (BCCT) is a nationally recognized curriculum that has been built on over 35 years of research and study of best practices for the care of young children. BCCT is a framework designed for individualized learning designed with specific information for children who are developmentally 3-5 years of age. The framework is designed to allow the child to experience learning in a safe, supportive environment nurtured and supported by trained caregivers. Opportunities are provided within the framework to promote each child’s individual learning styles and educational needs.
Beyond Cribs & Rattles (BCR) is an adaptation of the BCCT curriculum components, designed with specific information and opportunities for children developmentally between birth and 2 years of age.
IMPACT Preschool utilizes Conscious Discipline to teach social and emotional intelligence. Children and staff members practice self-regulation strategies throughout the day, such as deep breathing and age-appropriate language related to feelings and events to assist each child with the ability to self-regulate. An excerpt from Conscious Discipline®: Building Resilient Classrooms (page 16) by Dr. Becky A. Bailey further explains:
“Conscious Discipline® is based on a Brain State Model that empowers us to shift from educational systems grounded in controlling others to cultures of learning based on safety, connection and problem solving. Conscious Discipline® is organized around the Seven Powers for Conscious Adults that help the adult to manage her internal state (safety), the creation of the School Family that utilizes connection to foster cooperation and optimal brain development (connection), and the Seven Skills of Discipline that empower the adult with strategies to teach children to self-regulate and problem solve (problem-solving).”