Program Features

The Young Explorers program is held at Westmoor School and consists of 3 classrooms, 15 students each. There are two sessions and each meet five days a week.

The morning session, for students turning 3 years old by Sept. 1, meets from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The afternoon session, for students turning 4 years old by Sept. 1, meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Classrooms follow a Blended Model (5-5-5)

  • Five typically developing students
  • Five at-risk students: At-risk students have developmental factors (cognitive, language, social-emotional, motor, pre-academic skills), or environmental factors (examples may include but aren't limited to premature birth or low birth weight, history of special education in the family, English Language Learner or low-income status).
  • Five special education students, who qualify for services after developmental and cognitive screening.

  • Integrated services for all students from certified staff

    • Teachers are dual-certified in Early Childhood and Special Education
    • Full-time classroom aide in each room
    • Full-time Social Worker
    • Full-time Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Part-time School Psychologist
    • Occupational therapist and physical therapist
    • Related service personnel through NSSED

    Evidence-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child

    • Creative Curriculum
    • Jolly Phonics
    • Handwriting Without Tears
    • Incredible Flexible You

    Progressive learning environment

    • Project-Based Learning
    • S.T.E.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
    • Environmental Education
    • Service Learning
    • Outdoor Classroom