Curriculum

What Does The CCFA Curriculum Look Like?

 

Language Arts

Community partnership programs

 

 

 

 

 

Science based themes

Reading

Nutrition exploration

Physical Education

Cultural Studies

Music & Arts

Reading and Language Arts
CCFA takes a developmental approach to literacy instruction that is aligned with the Common Core Standards, balances both student-centered activities and explicit instruction, and utilizes flexible grouping.
Mathematics
CCFA’s Math program is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Flexible grouping and manipulatives are used to meet the developmental needs of students.
Thematic Units
6 Units around a major, year-long theme are incorporated into every subject area.

 

Assessment

CCFA utilizes many assessment tools to evaluate students’ abilities in many areas.

  • Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI) allows for a more holistic view of each kindergarten student’s ability in the areas of: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy Development, Mathematics, Approaches to Learning, and Health, Wellness and Physical Development. 
  • Report cards are sent home three times a year. 
  • DIEBLS –The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. (Click here to learn more)
Supplemental Programs
  • ELD – small group instruction for English Learners
  • Special Lessons (e.g. Swimming, Karate, African Drumming and more)
  • Related Support Services:  Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Psychological Services (English and Bilingual)

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