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Our Mission/Our Approach


Our Mission 

Our mission at the West Market School of Early Education is to assure appropriate opportunities which will enhance overall development and instill a love of learning in young children by providing a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment that incorporates support from families, staff and the community.

Our Approach

West Market School of Early Education is a place where students are emerging learners. The early childhood center serves three and four year old children in Anderson School District Five who have been determined to be “at risk”. The South Carolina State Four Year Old Standards are taught through thematic units. Each class has a certified teacher and teaching assistant. Our comprehensive program is designed to prepare children for academic and social success. We believe that a high quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families. The structured programs at West Market reflect this philosophy. A curriculum for young children is planned for the age span of the children within the group and is implemented with attention to the different needs, interest and development levels of individual children.
* An appropriate curriculum provides for all areas of your child's development - cognitive, physical, emotional, and social - through an integrated approach. Realistic curriculum goals and plans are based on regular assessment of individual needs, strengths and interests.
* We are a collaborative effort between Anderson School District Five and other community organizations to provide quality education to young children in our areas.

Our Community

We also serve as a model early childhood center for area institutions of higher learning such as Clemson University, Anderson University, Converse, ErskineCollege, Tri-County Technical College, and Southern Wesleyan University.
"Where children are valued for their ability to do meaningful
work, their wonder and curiosity; their perspectives, and ability to play . . .
 Where families are valued
for their bonds and traditions, their ability to play, their commitment to
work, home, and community, and their dreams for their children. . . .
 Where staff are valued for
their vision, their delight in children, their skill, heart, and knowledge, a
commitment to families, and an ability to play . . . .
 We cherish what we learn
from each other."1
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