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Pattonville Early Childhood curriculum is based on a constructivist approach to learning and is rooted in the state education department’s early learning standards. This approach emphasizes children learning through self- exploration, play, hands on activities and direct instruction. Activities are suited to children’s ages and abilities and address all areas of development including intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creativity.

Click the individual curriculum domains below to learn more about each curriculum area.

MO Early Learning Standards

Missouri Early Learning Standards (MELS) are a framework of expectations for what children can do from infancy to kindergarten entry. Each standard includes a description of what the child may be doing to demonstrate meeting the standard, as well as, activities to give adults examples of ways to support the child in learning and mastering a skill or knowledge.  The MELS promote the understanding of early learning and development, provide a comprehensive set of early childhood educational expectations for children’s development and learning, and guide the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment and instructional practices with young children. 

Pattonville's District Assessment Plan