Each month our teachers receive curriculum binders containing nearly 1000 pages of theme-related activities, projects and discussions. This curriculum received the Early Childhood News Award and Director’s Choice Recognition. It corresponds to the developmental appropriateness of each age group and, in addition, its ideas cover each of the interest areas including science, mathematics, creative art, language and literacy. These qualities put our curriculum in line with the curriculum guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC).
In addition, our curriculum has a health and wellness component for all age groups. Each week’s curriculum includes activities and discussions that broaden children’s experiences and understanding of ecology, conservation and personal health.
Our teaching staff uses this curriculum in conjunction with their age groups goals. Our programs for infants, toddlers and two year olds obtain their goals from the Creative Curriculum Objectives and our preschool programs obtain their goals from the Connecticut Preschool Performance Standards.
The Creative Curriculum Objectives (pdf) are a set of 21 goals that encourage children to develop social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language skills.
The Connecticut Preschool Performance Standards (pdf) are a set of 30 skills that encompass personal, social, physical, cognitive and creative skills. These skills are designed to prepare children for Kindergarten.
Each week our staff are assigned three of these skills and a theme. They then create a curriculum that is not only thematic, but also incorporates activities that allow them to observe children performing the assigned skills. They use their observations to create assessments which are offered to families during parent-teacher conference weeks held throughout the year.
In addition, the curriculum for all of our programs from infancy to pre-k includes sign language learning each week and our preschool programs introduce vocabulary words in English and Spanish.
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