Curriculum

We implement the Creative Curriculum approach to early childhood education. “The Creative Curriculum is rooted in educational philosophy and theory as well as practice. It relies heavily on Erik Erickson’s stages of socio-emotional development, Jean Piaget’s theory of how children think and learn, and on principle of physical development” (Creative Curriculum, 3rd edition, p. 5)

Curriculum Components

Social and Emotional Development
It encourages trusting others; building competence and self control; taking initiative to express oneself in a socially acceptable behavior.
The Learning Process
Children learn by doing. Allowing children to explore and be actively involved with their environment expands their learning process. Language skills and abstract thinking skills are developed when children play with real objects and learn to manipulate, classify and symbolize using language.
Physical Development
Gross motor Development – use of the large muscles of the body. Letting the children participate in indoor games, movements, playground activities, Pee Wee fitness program (for older preschoolers) to acquire physical skills.Fine Motor Development – use and development of small muscles coordination are critical for writing and drawing skills. “Developing physical skills lays the foundation for cognitive abilities in reading, writing & math” (Creative Curriculum 3rd edition, p. 9)

Our thematically based teaching plan provides opportunities for hands-on creative learning experiences in a well-organized environment. Daily classroom routine is a balance between:

  • Structured, teacher-led activities (circle times and main activity – one on one mentoring)
  • Non-structured play activities (active and quiet times; large group and small group; playing alone and with others)

Learning Centers are interest areas that include: blocks; house corner; table toys; art; sand and water; library; music and movement; computers; outdoors
Academic Content includes the basics:

  • Alphabets – letters and sounds, colors, shapes
  • Science – weather and seasons, human body, plants, animals
  • Math – patterning, sorting, graphing; Language Development

Spiritual Nurture includes:

  • Bible stories and Bible songs
  • Character development
  • Chapel time
  • Preschool Sundays
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