FMCP is a Reggio-Inspired School. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy primarily adopted within preschools and primary education. The Reggio-Inspired Approach focuses on a student-centered, constructivist approach that allows the children to have self-directed, experiential learning in a safe, natural environment while meeting the state and licensing requirements for our A+ accreditation. Here at FMCP, we realize that children form their own personality at an early age and learn to express their personalities and ideas a variety of ways. We strive to allow the children to learn through exploration and discovery while learning and following the principles of respect, responsibility and community.
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FMCP follows the ASQ-3: Ages & Stages Questionnaires (3rd Ed.) to monitor children’s development in the infant through two-year old classes. In addition to ASQ-3, the teachers in the three-year old through transitional kindergarten classes do other assessments including the public school entry assessment. Every parent/guardian has the opportunity to have a conference with their child’s teacher in the fall and spring of each year. If the parent/guardian would like to see the assessments including art and writing samples (if applicable), they are always welcome to see their child’s portfolio.