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Programs and Curriculum

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Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum website provides the following overview of the curriculum:

“Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

The curriculum is woven throughout the year by the use of “Studies” or investigations. These in-depth investigations will last five to seven weeks, and offer children opportunities to build on prior knowledge, make relevant connections, and learn about the real-life applications that are associated with the topic.

Outdoor play

Daily outdoor activity is very important for young children and is a regularly planned activity. We feel that a child who is well enough to be in the center is well enough to play outdoors. This provides the fresh air and movement needed daily for your child’s general well-being and healthy development. You can help your child enjoy outdoor activities by making sure that he/she is properly dressed for the weather. In winter, this includes boots, warm coat, sweater, snow pants, mittens and hat.

Behavior guidance policy

The foundation of the center’s behavior guidance policy is the belief that an understanding and supportive environment helps children develop self-control and positive behavior. A well-designed environment, age appropriate activities and a variety of equipment help children play and work cooperatively with one another. It is our goal to provide these crucial elements in the classroom to help children grow socially, learn to express their feelings appropriately and to develop effective problem solving skills. We strive for consistency in setting clear and appropriate expectations while considering each child’s individual differences.