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  • Must be 5 on or before October 1
  • Balanced Literacy Approach including daily Writers' Workshop and Readers’ Workshop
  • Small Group Reading Instruction
  • Language Arts based on Indiana Common Core State Standards
  • Math based on Indiana Common Core State Standards and Influenced by the work of Kathy Richardson
  • Science & Social Studies
  • Project Approach


Central to the philosophy of the Early Learning Centers is the inclusion of ALL learners. Staff members ensure student acquisition of the Indiana Common Core State Standards through the use of differentiation and multiple instructional techniques.


  • Ongoing assessment that informs instruction
  • Report cards every 9 weeks
  • IEP when appropriate
  • Early Star Literacy
  • ELC Writing Rubric
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
  • ELC Common Reading and Math Assessments