What Does The CCFA Curriculum Look Like?
Community partnership programs
Science based themes
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.
CCFA’s Math program is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Flexible grouping and manipulatives are used to meet the developmental needs of students.
6 Units around a major, year-long theme are incorporated into every subject area.
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)
- 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)