Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies

Little Village Preschool uses the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum was designed with the fact in mind that children learn best by doing and our goal is to teach your child to be an enthusiastic learner.  We want to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners.  

Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of early childhood development:

 

  • Social – helping children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel that they are part of a group
     

  • Emotional – helping children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self control, and have a positive attitude
     

  • Cognitive – helping children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, problem solving, asking questions, and using words to describe their thoughts
     

  • Physical – helping children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident in what their bodies can do

 

The activities that we plan, the way that the center is organized, toys and manipulatives, our daily schedule, and communication are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum.

 

 

 We have put together a few sample activities and explained what your child is learning by engaging in each one. 

When Children Do This…  

They are Learning to…

 

Put blocks in trucks and dump them out 

Understand size, weight & number concepts
 

Pretend to be grown ups 

Abstract Thinking

Finish a puzzle
Complete a Task (study habits, self esteem)

Draw pictures of people
Use symbols (reading/writing)

Catch and Throw Balls

Coordinate eye and hand movements

(gross and small motor movements)

 

We have found that children learn from whatever environment they are in. We have arranged our rooms into key interest areas: Blocks, Dramatic Play, Table toys and games, Art, Sand and Water Play, Technology, Library and Outdoors. 

 

If you have any further questions regarding our curriculum, please feel free to ask an administrator or staff member for more clarification.  

Lesson plans for each classroom posted in your child’s particular classroom and monthly calendars are available to you so that you can track what your child is doing every day.