Educational Foundations and Research Articles



-The continuous care model; this model provides a consistent team of caregivers from infancy through when the child begins to attend school. This is a cutting edge program that few other child cares in the state of Wisconsin are offering.

- We use the CSEFEL Pyramid Model in our classrooms as a Center-Wide Implementation Site, which provides intensive social emotional support and development, as well as support from the state level as one of the only programs on this side of Wisconsin.

-We also implement daily brain development activities throughout our curriculum and days, based on the S.M.A.R.T (Stimulating Maturity Through Accelerated Readiness Training) program, occupational therapy strategies, classroom management techniques, environmental inputs and cues, and intensive study and research about increasing and supporting early brain development.

-Our staff are also be thoroughly trained in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, a framework of growth and development for students ages birth-age six.

-Staff are trained in evidence-based environments, using the Creative Curriculum Educational Model, a framework for curriculum and environment design and interactions.

-Staff use the ECERS and ITERS rating tools, another research based tool used to create environments that encourage language, brain development, and optimal growth, play, and education.

-Our Director and Administrator are Mental Health First Aid certified, and in the process of earning our Infant Mental Health endorsement through the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health.

CSEFEL Pyramid Model

*WI Center Wide Implementation Site*

S.M.A.R.T. curriculum model