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Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center

The Future Begins Here!  Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center educates Hazlet’s preschool and kindergarten students in school readiness skills that prepare children to be life-long learners. Along with the District, Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center has earned Middle States accreditation. Our school community remains steadfast in its commitment to meet and exceed Middle States academic and organizational goals.   

 

The course of study for preschool students is the Creative Curriculum Gold which is approved by the NJDOE and aligned to the Preschool Learning Standards. Creative Curriculum Gold includes all areas of development: social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive; as well as, the content areas of literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. Children develop independence, self-confidence, self-control, learn how to make friends and participate in group work. Children engage in activities that involve large and small muscle skills, such as balancing, running, jumping and painting.  The ability to problem solve, ask questions and think logically are incorporated daily with an emphasis on using words to communicate and participate in conversations.  The Creative Curriculum Gold accomplishes these goals by involving the students in meaningful play activities.

 

The kindergarten curriculum is aligned to the NJ Common Core Standards. The language arts literacy program provides an excellent foundation in reading, utilizing the Harcourt reading series. The math program is an inquiry based program that promotes critical thinking skills using the Everyday Math series.  It balances the development of conceptual and computational skills with reasoning and problem solving skills. The FOSS science curriculum includes the study of animals, fabric, trees, wood and paper. In social studies, students learn about our country, state and community. To round out their educational experience, each child participates in art, music, physical education, enrichment and Spanish.

 

The staff and parents at Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center work together through the Parent Teacher Organization.  It is an extremely active group that supports the students and the faculty of our school in numerous ways.

 

At Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center, we firmly support the District Mission, “Educating our students . . .to achieve their maximum potential.” Through the use of technology, differentiated instruction, project based learning, current teaching strategies and staff development, our faculty is able to implement lessons that successfully meet the diverse needs and learning styles of all of our students.

 

Susan Galbraith
Principal of Sycamore Drive
sgalbraith@hazlet.org
732-264-2180 Ext. 8002

 

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Before and after care services are provided through Monmouth Ocean Educational Services Commission
(MOESC at 732-389-3192).

If your child will NOT be attending the After Care program, please contact MOESC regarding your child’s absence A Parent must call or send a note to the SD ECLC Main Office as well, to inform the staff that you child should be placed on the bus or will be picked up by a parent.

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PARENTS OF BUS STUDENTS: 

If you DO NOT wish your child to ride the bus home, you MUST send in a written, signed note.  The note should state the date(s) that your child will not be taking the bus home.

Anti-Bully School Safety Team
Ms. S. Galbraith, Principal
Mrs. M. Allan, Social Worker
Mrs. D. Luciano, Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. D. Kolmer, Parent
Mrs. A. Kirby, Anti-Bully Specialist
 
 
 
Affirmative Action Officer
Mrs. V. Poli, Kindergarten Teacher