The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
This curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests.
Planned within the framework of this philosophy, the curriculum includes sharing and conversation time, stories, songs, finger plays; creative art activities, construction/building opportunities, manipulative/math experiences, games and large muscle activities. There are field trips throughout the community and “community helper” visitors, cooking, science and nature activities, celebrations of birthdays and holidays while incorporating cultural diversity. Our week also includes music and chapel.
The Creative Curriculum® provides teachers with a clear and concrete way to apply child development and learning theories to their everyday work with preschool children. Its underlying philosophy draws from widely accepted research and theories of child development and learning. The Creative Curriculum® is applied to an environmental framework that focuses planning around indoor and outdoor interest areas, and clearly defined logical goals and objectives. It encompasses areas such as Social-Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, The Arts, and English Language Acquisition.