Creative Curriculum

imagesThe Creative Curriculum for Preschool used at Zion Lutheran School

The Latest Research and Best Practices

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool® is an award-winning curriculum for preschool success. Comprising The Foundation, five research-based volumes that provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, and the Daily Resources, which offer step-by-step guidance in the form of Teaching Guides and additional daily teaching tools, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

  • is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state.
  • presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education.
  • offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
  • offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
  • offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.
  • contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.

Example of how the studies work:

This little “engineer” who created these two towers completed Creative Curriculum Building Study.   The picture on the right; he used two long rectangular blocks at first, and when he placed the tree stump on top with the car it fell over.  He quickly grabbed another long block for a stronger foundation, and it worked.  The study helped him understand the importance of a strong foundation.

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As part of The CreativeCurriculum taught in our classrooms, our 4-year old class Skyped with a project manager in San Francisco. They got answers from real-life “builders” to some questions they had been investigating in class – who builds buildings? What tools are used? What are buildings made of and are they strong?