The GFECC advocates for all learning activities to be developmentally appropriate. These activities promote success for the child because they are geared to the developmental stage, individual ability and interest. Our Developmental Guidelines, that were created using the H.E.L.P Charts intertwined with the Texas TEKS as their foundation, guide the instructional decisions for our teachers.
In addition, the Lesson Planning Pages, Lesson Planning Framework, Curricular Webs and Value Planning Process allow the GFECC to maintain consistency across the whole school while simultaneously creating the atmosphere for emergent curriculum in individual classrooms. Our carefully planned schedule of daily enrichment classes add an extra component that can only be found at the GFECC.
The teacher’s reflective Peer Coaching process, in addition to their Monthly Planning Meetings and Reflective Supervision Sessions allow the time and structure for teaching teams to come together to discuss curricular goals and help them to support individualized learning. Together, the curriculum and curricular framework at the GFECC provides goals for the knowledge and skills important to the development of all children; learning experiences that can be created through consideration of these goals; details about how learning experiences occur through the daily schedules and routines; and the availability and use of materials to children.