The Creative Curriculum® is an early childhood curriculum designed to foster children’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development and to enhance learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology.
The curriculum includes information on children’s development and learning, classroom organization and structure, teaching strategies, instructional goals and objectives, and guidance on how to engage families in their children’s learning. Intentional, teacher-guided learning experiences are provided in large and small group settings.
Children are offered learning opportunities in the following interest areas: blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors. The curriculum describes the learning that occurs through play in each area, the corresponding stages of play, and teacher interactions to promote and scaffold children’s learning.
The curriculum incorporates the use of “studies,” which are project-based investigations focused on meaningful science and social studies topics that provide children with an opportunity to apply skills in literacy, math, the arts, and technology.
Our program curriculum is consistent with the guidelines of the (MSDE) Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Development. We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the most comprehensive accrediting body overseeing childcare, preschool, and before and after programs.