Early Learning

Toddler with cap and bookDid you know a baby’s brain develops at a faster rate during infant and toddler stages than it does during any other time in a child’s life? All of those “cute” things babies do that we “ooh and aah” over are really a baby’s way of demonstrating their learning.

For the last several years, school districts all over the nation have been providing early learning experiences for children before enrollment in kindergarten. Stanfield School District offers two early learning activities.

Each January, Stanfield staff teach a Little Cub Learners class. It meets once a month for five months with activities for families and their toddlers to complete together. The 2018 dates are January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 15 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Stanfield Elementary School. Families with children aged 3, 4, or 5 (and not enrolled in kindergarten) are invited to attend.

Stanfield School District also offers a three-hour per day pre-school program for 4 year olds who are entering kindergarten the following fall (must be 4 by September 1). Capacity in the program is 24 students (12 in a morning section and 12 in an afternoon section.) During pre-school classes, teachers focus their instruction on kindergarten readiness skills including letter naming, math fluency, and other pre-reading skills.

Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB LogoFor more parent information go to the Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB website and look under RESOURCES.

Kindergarten and pre-school registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held on April 17 at Stanfield Elementary School from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information, contact the Stanfield Elementary School office at 541.449.3305.