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
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.