Children engage in exploratory learning centers where they experience hands on math, reading and writing activities, discovery science, social studies, social emotional skills, art and music. The day is balanced with teacher-led activities in both large and small groups. Our teachers guide and facilitate the learning process while developing an extensive individualized assessment for each child. The Teaching Strategies GOLD Individualized Child Portfolio is discussed in a formal conference with parents twice each school year. During these conferences, a school/home action plan for next steps in the child’s growth is developed. Ongoing parent-teacher communication happens daily.