Curriculum

Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum is our school’s guide for implementing developmentally appropriate practice in the classrooms and focuses on physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and language development. Learning experiences are offered each day that include art activities, block play, music, literacy and math activities, dramatic play, science, social studies, and outdoor time. Both the youngest and the oldest children are engaged in these activities in an age-appropriate way. The Creative Curriculum “provides children with opportunities to learn and practice many skills, offers challenges just beyond the level of their present mastery, and occurs in a school community where children feel psychologically secure and valued.” In this environment, children develop skills that prepare them well for their next educational level because they experience a well-rounded program which focuses on all developmental areas.

Our curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn best in a setting that encourages play and experiential learning. Play is the work of young children as they explore their world, discover how to get along with others, test their skills and muscles, and try out new ideas. Through play, a child’s brain develops as they explore and discover, practice critical thinking skills, develop language and vocabulary, and grow physically, socially, and emotionally. Our primary goal is to nurture each child’s natural enthusiasm for learning and to encourage a child’s feelings of competence and sense of self-worth in a safe and loving environment. In this environment and through Christian education activities, each child will experience the unconditional nature of God’s love.

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