About Us


    The goal of the Office of Elementary Education Department is to work diligently to support schools and ensure that every child in grades 3-5 has access to rigorous curriculum, instructional resources aligned to state standards, and numerous opportunities to integrate content and skills.

    In addition, the Office of Elementary Education will be responsible for using the most up-to-date research to guide curriculum development, delivering professional development to school leaders, guaranteeing that school teachers have a clear understanding of the content frameworks and providing strategies designed to increase the percentage of students making academic gains in all content areas.

    The department is, furthermore, responsible for supporting instructional activities that build teachers’ extensive understanding of the content being taught and providing productive, engaging learning experiences and environments.


    The Office of Elementary Education is located on the second floor of the Waverly Administrative Building.


    Early education builds the critical foundation for future learning! Effective and high-quality education begins with effective and high-quality early childhood programs. In Richland One, we believe that early childhood programs must prepare our youngest learners to be school-ready by providing real-world learning experiences, participation in varied social interaction opportunities, and exposure to rich literacy activities.

    We meet all students at their instructional levels, expect high levels of learning, and work to advance knowledge to that of their grade-level peers. Our teachers commit to developmentally and culturally relevant teaching practices, set realistic goals, and use research-based strategies and approaches.

    Our belief is that all students can and will learn when provided with quality teaching that meets their unique needs; a comprehensive early childhood program that provides a strong foundation; and the world-class skills, knowledge, and life and career characteristics that prepare them for future levels of learning.


    The Department of Early Childhood Education supports grades pre-kindergarten through two in all elementary schools in the following areas:


    • District and school-based professional development

    • Early childhood assessments and data analysis

    • Early childhood curriculum to include the selection of aligned resources and materials that support instruction

    • Appropriate classroom environment

    • Cross-curricular integration

    • New and emerging technologies and so much more!