WHAT IS ACCESS?
ACCESS Curriculum has been developed by early childhood faculty and implemented at the University of Dayton's (UD) demonstration school, the Bombeck Family Learning Center (Bombeck Center). The work reflects years of partnering with teachers who work with children and families at the Bombeck Center and in early childhood education programs across the country.
The ACCESS Curriculum is based on the belief that children are unique, capable individuals who are able to construct their own knowledge. It is grounded in early childhood research and theory, and knowledge of early childhood development.
The Bombeck Center teachers and administrators have worked with UD's early childhood faculty to develop and implement this curriculum that:
ACCESS is framed by the six significant areas of development:
ACCESS supports learning through ongoing program evaluation and documentation of learning used to inform instructional decisions. Authentic assessment is aggregated allowing educators to view the progress of the whole class as well as individual students.