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Educational Philosophy

In conjunction with the family, the Lake Orion Early Childhood Program commits itself to providing enriching experiences for each child in an atmosphere conducive to the child’s maximum development of his or her potential. We strive to meet each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical, communicative and creative needs by providing a balanced variety of experiences. The program follows the fundamental premise that children are active learners who learn best from activities they plan and carry out themselves, a predictable daily routine and are evaluated through a variety of methods.  The program serves diverse group of children and uses the researched based High Scope Curriculum. 

Program Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide a safe and inviting learning environment
  • To communicate openly with parents and children
  • To recruit, hire and train qualified professionals
  • To provide developmentally appropriate experiences for Children

Program Administration

Curriculum: High Scope

Child Assessment: High Scope Child Observation Record

Child Screening: Ages and Stages Questionnaire

Program Evaluation: Program Quality Assessment

Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten

Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Todder

High Scope Key Developmental Indicators

High Scope Curriculum Alignment with State Standards

Common Core Standards Alignment with COR Advantage

High Scope Alignment with Head Start Standards

High Scope COR Advantage Alignment

MI Out of School Time Standards of Quality

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Great Start Parent Coalition

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Oakland County Childcare Council

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

Great Start Collaborative