Program Overview

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The Derry Early Education Program (DEEP) is an inclusive early childhood program designed to provide high quality programming to all children. The program utilizes an inclusion model (typically developing children and those who require an individualized education plan) and a team approach to incorporate all disciplines to meet the needs of each individual learner. The program offers a language rich, multi-sensory environment in which children engage in developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences that support and enhance each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Children who meet the New Hampshire standards for special education are eligible to attend the Derry Early Education Program without charge.


WHERE IS DEEP?

DEEP Entrance at 5 Hood Road

Programs are held in a space designed specifically for preschool education located at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

School Day Schedule

AM: 8:30-11:00

PM: 12:20-2:50

3 YEAR OLD CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:

Language/Early Literacy

  • Color identification

  • Answering questions

  • Make story predictions

  • Uses 4-5 word sentences

  • Follow directions

  • Vocabulary Development

Math Skills

  • Matching

  • Object Classifications

  • Understanding concepts

  • Rote counts to 5

  • One-one correspondence

  • Calendar concepts

  • Schedules

Fine Motor/Gross Motor

  • Using scissors/cutting

  • Drawing shapes

  • Movement

  • Drawings

  • Uses crayons, pencils,

  • markers, paints

Social Skills

  • Cooperative play

  • Participates in groups

  • Transition

  • Turn taking


Classroom Schedule:

  • Room Exploration and Table Top activities

  • Circle-Greeting, movement, songs, story

  • Snack

  • Whole group activity

  • Guided Centers

  • Movement

  • Whole group end of the day activity

  • Goodbye/Dismissal

FOUR YEAR OLD CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:

Language/Early Literacy

  • Phonological awareness

  • Print and Alphabet

  • Vocabulary

  • Literacy text

  • Informational text

Cognitive

  • Colors

  • Same/Different

  • Problem solving

  • Counting /Numbers

  • Sense of time

Math

  • Sorts objects

  • Rote counts to 10

  • Numbers and Operations

  • First and last

  • Patterns

  • Vocabulary

  • Geometry

  • Measurement

Fine Motor/Gross Motor

  • Cuts a straight line

  • Can copy familiar words

  • Throws and kicks balls

  • Bounces balls

  • Moves forward and backward with agility

  • Hops two feet

Social skills

  • Takes Turns

  • Makes Choices

  • Cooperates with other peers

  • inventive in fantasy play

  • Manages belongings


Classroom Schedule:

  • Table Top Activities - puzzles, white boards, play dough, etc.

  • Big Group - attendance, pledge, calendar, story, songs

  • Work Stations

  • Bathroom and Snack

  • Motor Time

  • Mini-Group Time - handwriting, games, free choice

  • Journal

  • Departure