Just a few weeks ago, hundreds of U-GRO students across central Pennsylvania made the transition to kindergarten! As they build on their preschool foundation, we are proud to announce that over the past five years, an average of 94.8% of U-GRO students entering kindergarten have met or exceeded PA standards for kindergarten readiness! At U-GRO, learning is a priority. Each year, U-GRO children consistently meet or exceed the benchmark for Kindergarten Readiness Scores.
According to Leslie Marley, the Director of Education and Curriculum, “It is our pleasure to partner with our students’ families to create a foundation for success in school and in life. Congratulations to our students, their families and our teachers on achieving this tremendous result!”
At U-GRO, we use PA State Early Learning Standards to measure curriculum and educational programming effectiveness. Established by the PA Department of Education, kindergarten readiness is measured in the following developmental areas:
U-GRO’s preschool curriculum helps children master crucial skills in these key areas, including our Life Skills program and Blended Model® curriculum. Life Skills supports social-emotional and physical development. Children learn skills like practicing self-motivation, expressing and controlling emotions, and respecting and supporting others.
Play and learning go hand-in-hand during early education years, which is why U-GRO’s proprietary Blended Model® curriculum combines child-led discovery activities with teacher-led activities. This approach allows children to exceed developmental benchmarks needed for the classroom and life.
In addition, U-GRO educators work alongside area public school districts to create a curriculum in which students can successfully transition to kindergarten.