The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is our blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program. In order to successfully implement this curriculum we have made a commitment to meet bi-monthly, as a staff, to learn the curriculum and how to use it to guide the decisions we make when planning and assessing our children.
Creative Curriculum is aligned with the Infant and Toddler Guidelines and the Early Learning Content Standards.
The theories and research behind Creative Curriculum are based on the work of Piaget, Maslow, Erikson, Smilansky, Vygotsky, and Gardner. Additionally, information about learning, the brain, and resiliency is a focus of our study.
The organizational structure of Creative Curriculum is separated into five components:
- How Children Develop and Learn
- The Learning Environment
- What Children Learn
- The Teacher’s Role
- The Family Role
Interest Areas include:
- Dramatic Play
- Toys and Games
- Sand and Water
- Music and Movement
Connections are made between the curriculum’s 50 objectives and academic content and share how teachers guide and assess children’s learning.