Why Creative Curriculum?
How Children Develop
The Learning Environment
The physical environment is set up to be safe, attractive, and designed to help children engage in the activities offered. We provide materials that promote logical thinking and imagination. The space is divided into well-defined interest areas for children who want to explore, make things, experiment, or pursue their own interest. Children can be in small groups or by themselves. The room is divided into clear choices of dramatic play, block building, toys and games, art, books, writing, sensory, and science. Days are set up into a scheduled times of large group, small group, and individual activities; also in large and small motor activities, teacher directed and child initiated activities to provide a predictable structure for each day.
What Children Learn
Children learn emotional control, acquire language, and form attachments in the early years of life. Children grow in social and emotional development as they develop a positive sense of self, responsibility for self and others, and demonstrate pro-social behavior. They develop physically as they demonstrate large and small motor development.
Children also grow in their cognitive development: through learning and problem solving, logical thinking, representation and symbolic thinking. Language development comes from listening and speaking, and reading and writing.