What is Creative Curriculum?
Creative Curriculum® Twos and The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool balances teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests.
The Learning Environment
The physical space of the classroom is organized into 9 indoor interest areas:
- Dramatic Play
- Toys and Games
- Art, Library
- Sand and Water
- Music and Movement
The 9 indoor interest areas plus the outdoor space provides multiple opportunities for children to learn and apply their skills through play, exploration, and discovery.
It also helps establish and create a classroom community that promotes positive relationships and where children make friends and learn social problem-solving skills.
What Children Learn
Creative Curriculum enhances social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. On the basis of scientific research and state and professional standards, The Creative Curriculum identifies the following key components:
- Social Studies
- The Arts
Most importantly, Creative Curriculum® explains how to teach these subject areas in ways that respect how children develop and learn.
What is a Program?
Our program is the core time that our lead caregivers are implementing our Creative Curriculum activities, helping children to develop life skills as well as pre-academic skills.
What will I see in the classroom?
The classrooms in all of our age groups will be utilizing the Creative Curriculum Program.
You will see specific areas in the room designed to address the four areas of development; Cognitive, Language, Physical, and Social/ Emotional. These areas will also address all of the six content areas of learning; Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Technology, as well as the Arts.
If children are learning and developing skills during the program time what are they doing before the program starts and after it ends?
Our Before and After Program Sessions are designed to provide open discovery in a developmentally appropriate and safe environment. Children will have the opportunity to interact with other children in the same age range.
What if my schedule changes?
You may request a schedule change. However, a change in your permanent schedule is dependent upon availability. There is a fee for the permanent schedule change that reduces your child's schedule, but it is a one-time fee for each change.
What type of meal program does the center offer?
We offer a breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack which is included in your daily rate.
Our center participates in The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which provides nutritious meals and snacks. CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care.
What Should I Bring from Home?
The Little Glad Early Childhood Center provides a wide variety of toys and learning tools for children to use and play with throughout the day. However, there are some things that we ask you to bring for your child.
- Diapers/ Pull-Ups
- Wipes and Diaper Cream (Labeled with name)
- Appropriate clothes for Potty Training
- Extra Clothes
- Extra Clothes
Children are discouraged from bringing toys from home. We realize that sometimes children like to share favorite items with a friend. Special books or tapes are appropriate as the whole group can enjoy them together. However, the Center and the staff will not be responsible if these items are lost or damaged. The Little Glad Early Childhood Center does not allow toys of any kind that are violent such as; guns, swords, or violent action figures.