Early Childhood Curriculum
Licensed early childhood teachers promote each child’s social-emotional, language, physical and intellectual development by using the following curricula:
- Creative Curriculum
- Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, the Creative Curriculum for enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
- ezWrite Handwriting Program
- Easy and engaging program for children to learn to write based on eight beginning strokes.
- Incredible Years and/or Second Step
- Strengthens the child’s social and emotional skills such as understanding and communicating feelings, managing anger and identifying appropriate classroom behaviors.
- Jolly Phonics
- Provides a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way, and enables children to use them to read and write words.
- Nurtured Heart Approach
- Inspires appropriate behaviors by energizing children when things are “going right”, and it sets clear limits. The child builds a sense of Inner Wealth which is the basis for great decision making and success – critical for all children in the modern world.
- SEEDS of Early Learning
- The SEEDS curriculum enables a literacy rich schedule by including daily name sign-in, journaling and three-day-read alouds. Through embedded and explicit instruction, the goal is for all children to become proficient in rhyming, picture naming, alliteration, letter naming and letter sounds.
- Teaching Strategies GOLD
- Teachers of children ages three and four use the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system. Teachers can determine if the child is at his or her appropriate stage of development or in need of acquiring some necessary skills. TS GOLD guides teachers through the process of evaluating each child’s knowledge, skills and behaviors. Teachers share this information with parents.
In addition to the structured activities, children have time for free play, too. Research shows that play is important for healthy brain development. Through play, children gain valuable knowledge about the world and how to get along with others. Play allows children to try out new ideas and to find out what their bodies can do.