Winter Park Day Nursery follows Creative Curriculum developed by Teaching Strategies. The Creative Curriculum supports active learning that allows each child to become a creative thinker who is able to solve problems and resolve conflicts. The Creative Curriculum was founded in 1988 by a former preschool teacher, Diane Trister Dodge. It features research-based content and resources that are aligned with state early learning standards.
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos focuses on building responsive care through nurturing teacher-child relationships while incorporating objectives that enable teachers to focus on what matters most for young children. This curriculum focuses on five routines and eight experiences that are essential for development and learning for children birth to age three.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool focuses on project-based investigations designed to foster social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development in children. It addresses all of the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math, to technology and the arts. There are 38 different objectives for development and learning, with opportunities for teachers to individualize instruction based on each child’s specific learning needs.
The Creative Curriculum works hand in hand with the Teaching Strategies GOLD observational assessment tool. The teachers use this tool to record and track your child’s development based on appropriate developmental milestones for his/her age range. Teachers will share these observations with sponsors during the parent-teacher conferences held in October and April.
For more information on the Creative Curriculum, please visit their website at https://teachingstrategies.com/curriculum/.