Nurturing Your Child's Potential
The Creative Curriculum®
The early childhood program will utilize The Creative Curriculum® in its classrooms. This curriculum is a comprehensive, research based, and nationally recognized curriculum that emphasizes effective teaching as the primary tool in helping children achieve learning outcomes. This curriculum offers developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas.
The curriculum is built around the developmental theory that children learn best through active exploration of their environment. The environment plays a critical role in the Creative Curriculum® classroom. The goal of the curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
Objectives & Goals
The curriculum identifies objectives and goals in all areas of development and learning:
|Science & Technology||Social Studies|
|The Arts||English Language Acquisition|
The Learning Environment
The planned activities for the children, the organization of the environment, the selection of materials, the daily schedule, and daily interactions with the children, are all designed to give children a successful early learning experience. Through assessment of the objectives and goals for each individual child, our teachers are able to utilize and implement a wide range of teaching strategies: from child-initiated learning to teacher-directed approaches; to best respond to each child’s learning style, strengths, and interests.
The teaching staff supports the curriculum by carefully designing the environment using eleven different interest areas or centers:
|Blocks||Sand & Water|
|Dramatic Play||Music & Movement|
|Table Toys & Games||Cooking|
|Science & Discovery|
The richer the environments, the more concrete opportunities there are for children to learn by interacting with materials and people. The teacher’s role is to create an environment that invites children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment.