UPK Curriculum

  • UPK

    Port Byron CSD uses Three Cheers Curriculum to get your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Teachers also use supplementary materials and curriculum to support your preschoolers' growth and learning.

    Three Cheers
    Three Cheers is an all new Pre-Kindergarten curriculum that helps young children get ready for Grade K. Skills-based experiences and purposeful play initiate learning around quality children’s literature. It’s fun and effective with multisensory activities and amazing interactive digital content.

    Learn more about the Three Cheers Curriculum.

  • Heggerty
    This curriculum aligns with the Early Learning and Development standards for children who are 4 or 5 years old, participating in their last year of PreK. The skills taught provide practice and exposure to prepare students for Kindergarten. The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum uses nursery rhymes to introduce preschool students to language play. The lessons include eight phonological and phonemic awareness skills, taught in a systematic progression. These lessons are meant to supplement existing literacy curriculum.

    Learn more about the Heggerty Curriculum.

    Circle Progress Monitoring
    The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring is a user-friendly, technology-driven tool that enables a teacher to quickly assess a child’s progress in a particular skill area. This simple yet reliable data collection prompts teachers to focus on lessons that target their students’ least developed skills.

    The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System’s reporting features provide snapshots of student skill levels at the individual, group, class, school, and even district levels. The reports use clear visual indicators to flag students below established benchmarks. Finally, student grouping features and links to recommended activities automatically provide the teacher with the first steps in beginning small group instruction that targets specific skill areas.

    The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System is a standardized, criterion-referenced measure that relates well to established standardized tests and is sensitive to growth in children’s skills over time. The data used to support the reliability and validity of the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System came from numerous research studies done by the Children’ Learning Institute over a five-year span.

    Learn more about the Circle Progress Monitoring Assessment.