Wise Early Learning Center is a preschool located in the heart of Dundalk, Maryland and it is the perfect place for your child if you are looking for a high quality, well rounded educational program. At Wise ELC, we are dedicated in keeping up with National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) best practices and trends in education for early childhood. We adhere to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Regulations and we are a prep for kindergarten program. What does that mean for your child? That means the staff at Wise Early Learning Center prepares your child for kindergarten in every aspect of the seven domains of kindergarten readiness. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for your preschooler.
Our 3 year old program is perfect for those little learners who are just starting out. Your 3 year old will begin to learn the alphabet, recognize numbers and count but most importantly, he/she will begin to build friendships and develop pro-social skills. Our 3 year old program prepares your child for the next level of our program, the 4 year old class by guiding students in learning classroom behaviors in large and small group settings.
Our 4 year old program is a prep for kindergarten class that readies your 4 year old for his/her formal education. Friendships grow stronger as do social skills. Your child will be exposed to shared reading, shared writing, language arts activities, Phonological Awareness activities, hands on math activities, science and more. Our curriculum is state and NAEYC approved.
We believe that each child is...
Children come to us from many different backgrounds and experiences. They come with diverse strengths/needs, likes/dislikes, hope/fears. They deserve a differentiated and multiple–intelligence rich educational experience.
an active learner
Learning should take place in an active, fun and consistent setting. Students deserve hands on learning experiences that will prepare them academically and socially for the twenty-first century.
Being able to get along, make friends, use words to communicate with one another is as important as learning to read and do math. When a child can be a friend and learn to help others he/she is capable of doing anything
We believe in the teacher as...
As teachers we are role models for many important behaviors and attitudes. Excitement towards learning and a safe, respectful classroom environment starts with our positive attitudes and actions.
It is our duty and pleasure to create a classroom environment, plan lessons, and to design supports to facilitate children’s learning. We create a safe place and scaffold students as they explore, ask questions, grow and succeed!
As teachers we are blessed to partner with both parents and students. Open, clear and frequent communication is key to a successful year for all involved.
LIFE LONG LEARNERS
One of the things we love most about teaching is that we are constantly exposed to new ideas and situations, requiring us to re-evaluate our beliefs in education and explore new resources. Professional development is one of our top priorities so that we can successfully serve our school community