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Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program

Private | PK-3 | 60 students

Creating prolific readers of pre-k children by the time they enter kindergarten!
 
 

 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted April 11, 2014

Clara Fields Literacy Program is an excellent head start for young children (3-5) to gain reading proficiency at an early age. My experience with the program in this past 18 months has been nothing but positive. Most children are eager and happy in this stepped up literacy program and excel over their classmates in the normal school settings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program is one of our county's best hidden secrets! With only a few months into the school year, my daughter was able to write the alphabet (upper & lower case letters), write her first & last name, sound out basic words, and could recognize some sight words. Mr. & Mrs. Adams run a very efficient program complete with individual attention and open communication with parents. I will continue to recommend this program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My son did not know his abc's and could not read when he started. Just after two months, he could write is name and sound it out. Mrs. Adams does wonderful teaching and takes her time with each child. He loves going to school and really enjoys reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

My son attends this program and it has done wonders for him! He gets individualized interaction with teachers who focus on systematic phonics based reading. The volunteers and teachers in this program are great role models for students. Communication between teachers and parents is encouraged so I feel like I know exactly what my son is working on and therefore can reinforce concepts at home. A varied multi-sensory approach is used to teach these young children, which is engaging and fun. My son has built so much confidence and will enter Kindergarten this fall reading fluently. He has been in the program 8 months and already reads "for fun." He thirsts for knowledge and does not hesitate to pick up a book pertaining to his interests, using the skills he has learned from class in order to gain more knowledge.
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Posted March 11, 2013

Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program teaches literacy on the broad base of phonological awareness; therefore, all the components of reading and laying a strong foundation on which to build literacy skills are covered. 45% of the nation's children are at risk of educational failure because of their lack of literacy skills. We are servicing the children of La Crosse County that make up part of that 45%. Fields graduates enter kindergarten reading two grade-levels above their peers!
—Submitted by a teacher


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Hmong
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hmong

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Valjean Adams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (608) 519-2367

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Literacy
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hmong
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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  • Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program teaches literacy on the broad base of phonological awareness; therefore, all the components of reading and laying a strong foundation on which to build literacy skills are covered. Kara Klein, State Program Specialist, Wisconsin State Office and Coulee Region RSVP has recognized our unique program and nominated our literacy program for the 2013 National Service Impact Award sponsored by the Corporation for National & Community Service.
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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
60
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
65

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $1000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tuition Assistance
Application fee
No

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2519 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Phone: (800) 765-4050

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