Kaitlyn Gillen

Family Educator



Kaitlyn Gillen

Family Educator

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Classroom Information

 Course Description:

Welcome to the Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program!  

Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program offers many different learning opportunities for young children.   Inclusive classrooms provide active learning, adult-child interactions, a safe and engaging learning environment, daily routines and child assessment. Each child learns through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in the classroom and during home visits.

 Curriculum Information:

Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.  Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on five fundamental principles:

  • Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
  • Social–emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
  • Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
  • The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
  • Teacher–family partnerships promote development and learning.

Second Step is the Social Emotional Learning Curriculum. This curriculum helps preschoolers:

  • Learn social skills
  • Build friendships
  • Develop problem solving abilities
  • Foster independence and self-control
The Early Childhood Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) provides a framework of evidence-based practices that promote young children's social emotional competence, and prevents and
addresses challenging behaviors.  The supports include: high quality learning environments that have positive behavior expectations and predictable routines; the intentional teaching of social-emotional strategies; and individualized interventions for children who need a positive behavior support plan. 


8:15 - 8:20         Arrival

8:20 - 8:40         Breakfast

8:40 - 8:50        Opening Routine

8:50 - 8:55        Second Steps

8:55 - 9:10        Small Groups

9:10 - 10:20      Choice Time

10:20 - 10:35     Large Group

10:35 - 11:05     Outside

11:05 - 11:30      Lunch

11:30 - 11:40      Read Aloud

11:40 - 11:45      Round Up

11:45                  Dismissal