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We believe that curriculums should be age appropriate and specific to where your children are in their journey to success. We choose to use Creative Curriculum because of the value and quality of their system and how it matches our philosophy on learning.  Creative Curriculum has helped us elevate our educational standards with intentional, detailed plans for each age group and curriculum that takes every type of learner into account.

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

“The most rapid brain changes and developments happen in the first five years of life. During no other time will our bodies or our minds change as much or be able to take in as much learning. In fact, humans learn more in the first five years then from the rest of our years combined!”

Cutting edge research is showing more clearly than ever as to how important the early years of your child’s education and development matter.  The time your child spends in the first five years will shape their cognitive, social, and linguistic capabilities, which contributes to their academic and professional success for the rest of their life.

“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 will turn out”

Your child has only one opportunity to make the most of their first five years. We understand that choosing the right school is critical to your child’s success. Our student’s success is the paramount focus as we continue to research and develop our curriculum, to make sure we achieve the highest results for kindergarten readiness and beyond.  In pursuit of being the best and most effective early education company, we use The Creative Curriculum System.  This a curriculum developed by industry experts and tested with several academic studies to prove its effectiveness. 

As an award-winning curriculum that focuses on intentional and effective teaching and purposeful interactions, we are thrilled to work with Teaching Strategies’ Creative Curriculum System. The forward-thinking and innovative programs that make up the Creative Curriculum System use developmentally appropriate practice and hands-on, interactive experiences to successfully create a foundation for a child’s education, as well as prepare children for their future academic success.  The Creative Curriculum System uses a set of 38 learning objectives, which align directly with the Indiana Early Learning Foundations.

With the correlation between these noted frameworks for young children’s learning and development, we are confident that we have set up our students for ultimate success in kindergarten and beyond. The Creative Curriculum System combines an educator’s unique and individual creativity with research based techniques to create our solid teaching plans, which have been said to be “The best I’ve ever seen” by a Paths to Quality professional.  With the help of The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool, and The Creative Curriculum System for Infants, Toddlers, and Two Year Olds, our company has successfully created an effective program, in which children learn through rich and meaningful interactions, experience, and play.

Based on the work and studies of the field’s earliest philosophers, including Montessori, Piaget, and Vygotsky, our specialized team of highly trained and experienced professionals developed our very own L.E.A.P. Program (Learning through Experience, Academics, and Play), which encompasses the company’s beliefs and philosophy on education and curriculum. Through our company’s exclusive, comprehensive L.E.A.P Program, our students are exposed to a quality curriculum and learning experience as early as 6 weeks old.

Using the guidelines from the Indiana Early Learning Foundations combined with The Creative Curriculum’s 38 objectives for learning and development, our teachers focus on each individual child to ensure they are reaching their developmental goals for their age and capabilities. When a child enrolls in our school, no matter their age, they are assessed for their current developmental skill.  The teachers then work with the parent(s) to create an individualized set of goals for each child with a  plan of action. 

As part of our L.E.A.P Program this action plan is gone over in detail with parents every 6 months to track progress and show the growth of each child. This process assures both parents and teachers that when a child enters our preschool program, they are prepared to move on and master the academic content that is necessary for kindergarten readiness. Our company’s mission is to make sure that all children who complete our preschool program are more than prepared and set up for ultimate academic success in kindergarten.

The ABC’s and 123’s Learning Center Curriculum…

  • Is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state.
  • Presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every teacher the “what,” “why”, and “how” of early childhood education.
  • Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • Addresses all the important areas of learning.  From social-emotional, to math, to technology, to the arts; it incorporates them into every activity.
  • Creates built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
  • Provides complete support for working with English-language and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.
  • Contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.

 

With high-quality curriculum comes school-ready children!

Contact us to learn more about enrolling your child in our childcare program or to schedule a tour!

Resources:

  1. Lupoli, C. (2013, June/July). Your Baby’s Brain and You! Live Well Baby. Retrieved October 18, 2016, View PDF 
  2. Gates, W. H., Sr. (2007, April 17). Remarks by William H. Gates Sr., co-chair. Speech presented at Ounce of Prevention Fund Luncheon, Chicago, IL.

 Trister Dodge, D., & Berke, K. (2013). The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Touring Guide. Bethesda, MD: Teaching Strategies.