Early Childhood Education Programs
Fairmont’s educational environment nurtures a sense of self, fosters confidence, and creates tomorrow’s global leaders.
Early Childhood Education Sets the Groundwork for a Bright Future
“Fairmont’s Early Childhood Education program challenges young learners to become independent, and helps them become strong readers and writers. Children participate in hands-on activities and are taught in ways that allow them to excel beyond their peers at other schools.”
– Brandie Foeldi, Kindergarten Teacher for 15 Years at the Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus
- NAEYC accredited early childhood education program
- 90% of jr. kindergarteners were at or above grade level expectations for math, 72% exceeded expectations in 2016
- 94% of pre-kindergarteners met or exceeded grade level expectations for reading
- By the end of 1st grade, Fairmont students are able to write in cursive
- Students are introduced to public speaking by making basic class presentations
- Character education incorporated into curriculum to give students a framework for making smart decisions and preparing them for leadership roles in the future
- Beginning in pre-kindergarten, students attend computer lab to learn basic computer skills
One of the best things about Fairmont is that we encourage each child to excel. We never put a cap on a child’s learning if he or she is ready for the next challenge.Carole Calabria
Character Counts! is a framework centered on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character, which are highlighted throughout the year including: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
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More About the Early Childhood Education Program at Fairmont
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