The Creative Curriculum
The Creative Curriculum is utilized by all of our classrooms, from Infant through PreK. For nearly 30 years, The Creative Curriculum has believed that the best and most powerful way to improve child outcomes is through effective teaching.
At the heart of The Creative Curriculum is knowledge of child development theory and careful consideration of the latest research in the field of early childhood education. Used to inform and shape the The Creative Curriculum and the guidance offered to teachers, the research base ensures that teachers know not only what and how to teach children but why particular practices are effective. By understanding the theory and research behind how children’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors progress over time, teachers are better able to support children’s development and learning. The Creative Curriculum highlights the important balance between applying a general knowledge of child development with the particular knowledge a teacher gains by forming a relationship with each child and family.
- The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos focuses on daily experiences, offering guidance on engaging children in playing with toys, imitating and pretending, enjoying books and stories, creating with art, and much more. It helps teachers and caregivers be intentional about the daily experiences they provide, while giving them the flexibility to respond to the changing interests, abilities, and needs of the children in their care.
- 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. It is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
- The field of early childhood education has made great strides in identifying the building blocks of later school success. The Creative Curriculum uses these building blocks as the foundation for its philosophy, the objectives for children’s learning, and guidelines for teaching and working with families. The Creative Curriculum helps teachers interact with children in ways that promote development and learning, foster children’s social competence, support children’s learning through play, create rich environments for learning, and forge strong home-school connections. By meaningfully translating research into practice, The Creative Curriculum gives educators the tools they need to help all the children in their classrooms succeed in school and in life.