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Contact

Director of Early Childhood & PAT:
Kendra Fennessey

1911 Progress Pkwy.
Union, MO  63084
Phone: 636-583-1202
Fax: 636-583-4464

Union R-XI Early Childhood 

“Active play. Active minds.  Active learning!”

 

 Vision:

The staff at the Union R-XI School District Early Childhood and Preschool Programs believe WE:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing, and positive environment.

  • Promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children.

  • Integrate the child’s prior knowledge, needs and experiences while building mutual understanding and guidance with families.            

  • Recognize each child as a unique individual with the capacity to learn.

  • Encourage children to experiment, explore, interact, observe and manipulate the materials at their own level of development.

  • The child benefits when home and school support each other.

In our relationship with each other we want to:

  • Have a positive attitude that is child centered.

  • Be flexible.

  • Be prepared and organized.

  • Individualize instruction meeting individual needs.

  • Active learning with age appropriate and fun exploration.

  • Be fun, playful  and enthusiastic.

  • Listen and respect each other.

  • Focus on learning.

  • Provide structure for kids for growing and learning.

  • Share resources, collaborate and grow professionally.

  • Have a friendly, Inviting atmosphere.

  • Communicate.

  • Be Fair.

Philosophy

The staff of the Union R-XI Early Childhood Program includes Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE), Missouri Preschool Program (MPP), Union R-XI District Preschool Program, and Parents As Teachers (PAT). We believe that early childhood education must provide a safe nurturing and positive environment that promotes and assesses physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of children.  All staff believe it is necessary to integrate the child’s prior knowledge, needs and experiences while building mutual understanding and guidance with families.  Each child is recognized as a unique individual with the capacity to learn.  Children are active learners and when participating in both group and individual exploration, we encourage children to experiment, explore, interact, observe, and manipulate the materials at their own level of development.  The benefits for the child are increased when home and school support each other.