Well researched and designed Creative Curriculum, developed by Diane Trister Dodge, has grown and changed with the early childhood field. New developments in the field along with new expectations and findings have created this fine framework for early learning. Creation Kids Village staff will be trained in the tenants of early childhood using the following framework:
- Child development and learning theory as foundation;
- Curriculum goals and objectives are developmental continuum;
- Focus on social and emotional skills children need to succeed in school and in life;
- Guidance on the teachers’ role in subject area content;
- Emphasis on technology for the 21 st century learner;
- A range of instructional strategies from child-initiated to teacher-directed learning;
We believe our curriculum should mirror our philosophy and approach where love and play provide the best platform for learning. Where children join their teachers as they adventure together discovering each child’s strengths, through creative play and hands-on experiential learning.
That is why we equip our center with The Creative Curriculum whose philosophy is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.
Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, integrated curriculum and assessment system that addresses complex social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. The curriculum specifies literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology content to be taught and our curriculum will meet Florida Next Generation Sunshine State and Common Core standards. The curriculum is scientifically based, researched-tested and positively accepted in the field of early childhood as a leading model.
- Children are actively engaged
- Goals are shared by all
- Curriculum is evidence-based
- Valued content is learned through investigation, play and focused, intentional teaching
- Curriculum builds on prior learning and experience
- Curriculum is comprehensive
- Professional standards validate the curriculum’s subject-matter content
- The curriculum benefits the “whole child”
Assessment is a part of the teaching-learning process and The Creative Curriculum Continuum Assessment will be useful as you measure your child’s growth and outcomes as well as mastery of content knowledge.