Welcome to the Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program! Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program offers many different learning opportunities. In inclusive classroom settings, each class provides active learning, adult-child interactions, a safe and engaging learning environment, and daily routines, and child assessment. Each child learns through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in the classroom and during home visits.
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:
1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
2. Social emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
3. Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
4. The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
5. Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.
Second Step is the Social Emotional Learning Curriculum. This curriculum helps preschoolers:
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.
Preschool PM- 12:00-3:30
Second Step- 12:40-12:45
Choice Time- 12:45-1:55
Large Group- 1:55-2:10
Outside/Gross Motor- 2:10-2:40
Small Group- 2:40-2:50
Read Aloud- 2:50-3:00
Round Up- 3:20-3:30
*Library Day- Day 2- 1:25-1:45
Preschool will not be in session on the following dates due to scheduled professional learning for preschool staff.
August 27, 2019
September 24, 2019
October 29, 2019
November 26, 2019
December 17, 2019
January 28, 2020
February 25, 2020
March 31, 2020
April 28, 2020
Always refer to the LPS Early Childhood Preschool Calendar for the complete list of dates on which preschool will not be in session.
My name is Sophie Simonsen and I am excited to meet you. I am in my third year as a Family Educator for Lincoln Public Schools, and I am excited to continue serving the Early Childhood classroom at Humann Elementary School. My passion is for ALL students to learn and grow to their highest potential in an inclusive environment.
Years of Experience: