The creative curriculum we practice covers specific areas through learning centers which are language activities, pre-reading skills, math concepts, practical life activities, science, creative arts, and computers. We use many resources to enhance our programs as the outside world has much to teach. We plan at least once per month for in-house programs.
These activites help your child develop concentration, coordination, and independence. Children learn through imitation and observation, which is why our activities such as pouring, washing, gardening, stringing beads, weaving, and baking are just a few we use during the year.
Activities such as art, drama, and music are incorporated in daily lessons. These activites encourage free expression and creative interpretation. Music and movement are a part of our everyday schedule and include classical music, music appreciation, hands-on intrument exploration, and multi-language songs.
These activities help develop the skills to name objects in the child's environment and form sentence structure. Reading stories, rhyming activities, and choral reading are some of the ways we teach children to share their thoughts and communicate their feelings.
Skills will be taught in progressive levels. Lessons will be presented using concrete materials. First the children will learn letters and sounds, then eventually learn to put them together to make words. From there, they will learn to write letters, both upper and lower case.
Math concepts will be incorporated into daily activities. Graphing, matching, classifiying, counting, sorting, and measuring are a few ways the children will concretely work with numbers, shapes, sizes and weights.
Our science activities allow the children, through discovery and hands-on experiences, to explore nature and the world around them.
We are currently working toward integrating more technology into our curriculum and it will be built around a variety of skill-enhancing software.