As the ECE Principal, I would like to welcome you to Universal American School! The “first day of school” is a great milestone for your child and we understand that you and your child may have met this day with excitement or apprehension (or a little of both). This year is unlike any year that our little ones have experienced. It is a challenge for our staff and students to find a new normal for learning and to connect in new ways. Although this may not be a “normal” school year we will strive for not only our learning to continue but to thrive. Our focus will still be to ensure that every child is finding a way to feel as though they are connected and are being challenged by new learning experiences. We are thrilled to be teaching your son/daughter as they begin an exciting new school year. ECE is a very important and exciting time in your child’s life and in your lives as well. On behalf of the ECE teachers and myself, we welcome you and we will do everything we can to make your child’s ECE year the best that it can be.
Each year our ECE students enter school with a diverse range of experiences eagerly ready to absorb everything kindergarten has to offer. Our goal is for every student to reach his or her developmental educational potential by building a strong academic foundation. A student’s academic success is based on developmental readiness, a nurturing environment and parental involvement.
We believe that teachers and parents should work together to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences. This partnership will build children’s confidence and encourage them to continue to see learning as both enjoyable, useful and provide a strong foundation for their future intellectual, physical and social development. Universal American School uses a play- based approach to education which allows children to become strong problem solvers and critical thinkers. A play-based approach supports young children’s cognitive development, taps into children’s individual interests and it also responds to their sense of inquiry and exploration of the world around them.
We look forward to a wonderful year ahead and hope to make your child’s experience at school welcoming, fun, and full of learning. Thank you in advance for your support and assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.
Cheryl L. Wells
Acting ECE Principal
Universal American School
Vice Principal’s Message
Dear Parents and Students,
A warm welcome as we begin the 2020-2021 academic year.
Although we begin this year in a much different fashion than we would prefer, we are excited to be back to school learning and growing together.
It is imperative at UAS that students should feel connected to their school, teachers, learning, and peers. The ECE e-Learning program has been designed to incorporate best teaching practices at the forefront of the lessons being delivered throughout your child’s education. Therefore, students will explore and learn the same foundational skills as if they were in the classroom. Our e-Learning program has targeted essential educational skills sets while ensuring age appropriate and social development skills are being met regularly through lessons, activities, stories and counseling sessions.
As the Acting Vice Principal, I am excited to partner with you and your child on this academic journey. Your child’s development is of the utmost importance to us, whether near or far, our goal is for your child to experience personal and academic success.
Heather Ure, M.S.Ed.
Acting ECE Vice Principal