The philosophy behind the Creative Curriculum 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. The most important goal is for children to become enthusiastic learners. Encourage children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Teaching a child how to learn is more important that teaching them what to learn.
- Enables children to develop confidence, creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills
- Improves program quality
- Promotes positive teacher-child interactions
- Leads to positive outcomes for the children
Six Week Teaching Guides – a series of investigations designed to engage children in interesting topics that are relevant to their daily lives.
- Beginning the Year
- Ball Study
- Clothes Study
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study
- Buildings Study
- Trees Study and more
These studies begin with children’s questions and encourage them to apply skills in literacy, mathematics, the arts, technology and explore science and social studies.