The CLS utilizes “Creative Curriculum” by Teaching Strategies, Inc. (for more information, you may want to visit www.teachingstrategies.com). This curriculum was specifically selected as the most appropriate fit for our NAEYC-accredited standards, our philosophy and program goals. With our play-based experiential setting, children have daily opportunities to read books, creatively use a variety of art media, explore real and concrete math and science materials, experience music and movement and work alone or together with friends.
The four goal areas for all of our children involve social/emotional development (learning about self and others), physical development (about moving small and large muscle groups), cognitive development (learning about the world, problem solving), and language development (learning about many forms of communication and expression).The curriculum is designed to:
Within the framework of the curriculum goals, we also have specific objectives for development that included developing and demonstrating:
In support of the philosophy and pursuits of the highest quality care, the curriculum is implemented in a variety of ways, including:Theme-related lesson plans are designed to facilitate: