All aspects of the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning are designed to support your child’s healthy growth. We focus on developing key social-emotional skills, fostering curiosity and confidence to learn, and helping prepare your child for kindergarten. Decisions ranging from the physical set-up of the furniture and materials in the classroom, to the selection of books in the library, to the type of tomato plant growing in our garden, are all intentional and grounded in foundational and proven practices.
Teachers observe children and use their interests to shape the curricular choices provided in the classroom. Literacy is infused throughout each learning experience.
High Quality Educators
Teachers, staff, and administrators at the A. Sophie Rogers School are highly qualified and committed early childhood specialists who continually improve their practice through specialized trainings. Every classroom has team lead teacher and a teacher as well as Ohio State student assistants, interns, and volunteers who must complete rigorous background checks in accordance with state and federal law. Read more about our commitment to quality as well as our educators’ leadership in the field of early learning.
Team Lead Teacher
Team lead teachers are the instructional leaders in the classroom and ensure the quality of the instruction provided. They have a deep understanding of child development and pedagogy and work as part of an effective team to provide high-quality instruction based on observational assessments. Team lead teachers manage the dynamics among educators and children in the classroom. They use data to inform instruction and to address any needs or concerns for individual students.
The teacher’s primary role is to ensure the education provided to children is of the highest quality. They will interact with children, implement the classroom curriculum, conduct ongoing formative and summative assessments, and communicate with parents and caregivers. The teacher also provides leadership and mentorship to school aides and Ohio State students.