Parents Information: CURRICULUM
We hope your child’s stay here will be a time to grow, to explore, to experiment, to discover, to play, and most importantly to be a child.
Our teaching is based on Diane Trister Dodges’ “Creative Curriculum.” The teachers plan weekly themes and accompanying activities, which are posted in each classroom. Each room also follows a daily schedule so that the children remain on a regular routine. In the monthly newsletter, the teachers will give an overview of their weekly themes and other activities for the month.
According to The Creative Curriculum:
“The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.
Play provides the foundation for academic or ‘school’ learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters (which are symbols for sounds) and numbers (which are symbols for number concepts). Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children.”