Creative Curriculum

A Shining Star Learning Center is committed to helping give your child the best in early childhood care and education. We offer an outstanding curriculum that is designed specifically for your child. A Shining Star Learning Center has adapted The Creative Curriculum, a theory and research based curriculum that focuses on the play in the child’s environment. 

Creative Curriculum    

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos main goals are:

  • Social/Emotional Development: Children learn about themselves and others around them through their surroundings, positive interactions, and the trusting relationships that are formed with the staff.
  • Physical Development: Children learn about movement through gradually taking control of their body as they develop new motor skills while exploring their environment.
  • Cognitive Development: Children learn about the world.  This involves how children think, reason and solve problems in their environment.  They use their senses to explore their world and get a better understanding of it.
  • Language Development: Children learn to communicate through facial expressions, gestures, body movements, and verbal language. When children interact with adults they are encouraged to communicate which can build a large vocabulary of words.

 

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
The Creative Curriculum is an environmentally-based curriculum which teaches children necessary skills and helps with their social development. The learning environment is the structure within the classroom. Within this environment are interest areas that allow the children to explore, discover, and grow. 

Some of these interest areas in the classroom are:

  • Blocks
  • Dramatic Play
  • Toys and Games  
  • Art
  • Library
  • Discovery
  • Sand and Water
  • Music and Movement
  • Cooking
  • Computers
     

To learn more about The Creative Curriculum go to http://www.teachingstrategies.com/page/CCS_Overview.cfm