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Crescent Academy Great Start Readiness Program


Crescent Academy Pre-Kindergarten Overview

The Crescent Academy Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free, state-funded, Monday through Thursday program.  As of now, we are completely virtual.  Under normal circumstances for in-person learning, our program offers free breakfast, lunch, snack, as well as transportation.  We currently offer 7 days of breakfast and lunch pick-up on Tuesdays 9-11 am and 4-6 pm.  All are welcome!  You do not have to be a Crescent Academy family to receive breakfast and lunch.

The highly qualified educators within Crescent Academy's GSRP staff are committed to providing each student with a quality, developmentally appropriate educational experience in a safe and secure environment.  The program focuses on providing children with the skills necessary to prepare these early learners for educational success. It is our goal to create an engaging learning environment where a balance of adult-initiated and child-initiated activities support and encourage children to construct their own knowledge of the world around them.

Our GSRP program goal is that teachers will continue to enhance their knowledge and the practice of HighSope Curriculum with a strong concentration in the areas of Science, Technology, Art, and Mathematics. By mid-year of 2022, students will demonstrate an average growth of .5 in the mentioned goal determined domains.



Funding for this program depends solely on allocation from the state government and is not guaranteed every year.  To be eligible families MUST meet state income guidelines.  Additionally, students considered for the program must be four years old by September 1st of the school year they will be enrolled in, provide up to date immunizations/health appraisal, and completion of a Crescent Academy GSRP Program application. 

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WritingThe research-based HighScope educational approach is utilized in the Crescent Academy Great Start Readiness Program. HighScope emphasizes active, participatory learning.  This means that students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas.

Children's interests are the foundation and heart of The HighScope Approach.  These experiences are grouped into the following categories:

Approaches to Learning
Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development and Health
Language, Literacy, and Communication
Creative Arts
Science and Technology
Social Studies

Parental Involvement

Parent Involvement

You are your child's first teacher.  Studies show a direct correlation between a child's success at school and parental involvement.  Therefore, there will be a home visit, parent-teacher conferences, family fun nights, and field trips.  We encourage you to read to your child every night, talk about the different parts of their day, and read to the class.  When we resume in-person learning, you are invited to join us on field trips, have lunch with us, or simply spend some time in the classroom to see how we learn!