The Creative 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. This curricula applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching and learning and the content standards developed by states and professional organizations. While keeping the original environmentally-based approach it clearly defines the teacher’s vital role in connecting kids to content, teaching, and learning for preschool children.
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool translates new research and theory from the field of early childhood education into a practical, easy-to-understand approach to working with children and their families. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on interest areas.
The Curriculum is based on foundational learning theory of children drawing from the scholastic works of notable academics like Maslow, Erikson, Piaget, Smilanksy and others and based on well documented studies on Learning and the Brain and Learning and Resiliency. The Goals of the curriculum are presented in the form of a learning continuum, with an increased focus on social and emotional skills that children need to succeed in school and in life.
It looks at a number of important issues in designing developmentally appropriate learning activities for children including the role of the Family, the Learning Environment, the Role of Teachers and some of the more specific issues around how children develop and learn, and what children should learn.cretche and morning ring 113.
In applying the Curriculum to Pre-School Children we focus on a number of important learning areas including: Blocks; Dramatic Play; Toys and Games; Art; Library; Discovery; Sand and Water; Music & Movement; Cooking; Computers and Outdoors.