Curriculum

The Children's Center staff use "The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood" planning system. Our teachers plan an environment and curriculum that will stimulate your child's cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. Each classroom is designed with the following activity centers and experiences:

Experiences

Art and CraftsCreative arts and crafts foster creativity and build skills that lead to reading, writing and seeing beauty in life.

Construction play (blocks, building sets) helps children learn about science and numbers, fosters creativity and builds muscle strength and coordination.

Dramatic and pretend play helps children use their imagination, explore and understand the world, learn how to work together, practice new behaviors and imitate grown-up behaviors.

ReadingBooks and recordings help children appreciate literature and music, and develop intellect.

Sand, water, play dough, etc. provide sensory stimulation, and opportunities to understand more about math and science; explore properties of matter.

Table toys (cognitive toys, games, fine motor toys) provide hand-eye coordination, intellectual stimulation, and present opportunities for cooperation and problem solving.

Active play equipment builds strong muscles and confidence to meet physical challenges, and promotes healthy minds and bodies.Childing Eating

Health and Nutrition helps children build skills to promote positive mental wellness, dental health, physical health and safety awareness.

Reading, Writing, Numbers and Language skills are built into all the activities we provide each day, children will build kindergarten readiness skills through both teacher directed and self directed activities.

Activities

Physical Physcial ActivitiesActivitiesThe Children's Center's objective is to increase strength and endurance by improving muscular coordination, helping to control bodily function and promoting safety rules.

Outdoor play is scheduled everyday.

Cognitive Activities The center's objective is to teach children to listen and follow directions so projects can be completed. These cognitive activities will also help increase attention spans. Children learn to formulate information and converse intelligently. They also develop skills that help them recall information for problem solving.

Organized games and table time activities, like puzzles, manipulatives, etc.

Emotional Activities The Children's Center strives to establish a positive self-concept. The child will learn to moderate withdrawal or aggression, increase self-control, and channel emotions.

The "Second Step" Curriculum is used to teach a non-violent approach to problem solving.

Social Activities Children will participate in group activities and learn to share and take turns. They will master appropriate behavior as a leader and follower and will learn to respect the rights and property of others.

Large and small group activities are planned to encourage a child's development in both situations.