SWL Early Learning Center

ELC Peer Model Applications

We are still taking applications for the 2018-2019 school year! 

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The SWL Early Learning Center Recognized as a 5 STAR
Quality Learning and Development Program

                                          
In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the SWL Early Learning Center has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.  

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating. In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.
  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.
  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.
  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
  • Use input from families and community partners’ inform the program’s continuous improvement process.
  • Have accreditation by an approved organization. 

The SWL Early Learning Center is proud to be a five-star program. We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills. For these reasons, the SWL Early Learning Center is committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children. 

To learn more, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org or contact me with any questions.

Adrienne Carter, Principal
“From tiny seeds, grow mighty trees.”
 
THE ZONES OF REGULATION

THE FOUR ZONES:  OUR FEELINGS & STATES DETERMINE OUR ZONE

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. 

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.  

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.  

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  

The Zones can be compared to traffic signs.  When given a green light or in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”.  A yellow sign means be aware or take caution, which applies to the Yellow Zone.  A red light or stop sign means stop, and when one is the Red Zone this often is the case.  The Blue Zone can be compared to the rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize.  All of the zones are natural to experience, but the framework focuses on teaching students how to recognize and manage their Zone based on the environment and its demands and the people around them.  For example, when playing on the playground or in an active/competitive game, students are often experiencing a heightened internal state such as silliness or excitement and are in the Yellow Zone, but it may not need to be managed.  However, if the environment is changed to the library where there are different expectations  than the playground, students may still be in the Yellow Zone but have to manage it differently so their behavior meets the expectations of the library setting.

 

ELC Supply List

2018-2019 ELC Supply List


1 – EXPO low odor dry erase markers (chisel or fine tip)

1 – package of Crayola markers

1 – Crayola watercolor paints

1 – 4 package PLAYDOH

1 – pair scissors

1 – box of tissues

1 – can shaving cream

1 – box of gallon size baggies

1 – box of sandwich size baggies

1 – package SMALL glue sticks

1 – large container of Clorox wipes

1 – package baby wipes (refills are fine)

1 – full size book bag approximately 15” tall and 12” wide (no rolling bags please)

2 – package of stickers

1 – set of extra clothes (including underwear and socks) with child’s name on it (seasonal)


*No names on supplies please.*


Early Learning Center News

Summary Resource Directory

From State Support Team 11 More +

Kindergarten Round-Up

April 26 at 6pm More +

The YMCA is Partnering with the SWL Early Learning Center!

Starting August 1st all current and waitlisted students can call to enroll in the YMCA program.  On August 8th the program will be opened up to everyone else. More +
 
SWL Early Learning Center
927-B South Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
740-927-5437
 
Adrienne Carter, Principal
acarter@laca.org
 
AM Session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
PM Session: 12:40 pm - 3:10 pm
 
 

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