Now enrolling students for the VPK 2017-2018 school year!

Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood

The Creative Curriculum is a child development program offered by Teaching Strategies, Inc for centers aiming to provide high-quality education to their students. The Creative Curriculum is divided into age-appropriate sections; Infants and Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Creative Curriculum’s mission is “to enhance the quality of early childhood programs by offering the highest quality curriculum materials, training programs, parenting resources, and staff development services that are practical, developmentally appropriate, responsive to the needs of the field, and reflect the most innovative thinking.”

Our daily schedule encompasses active indoor and outdoor play in what we refer to as learning centers. The indoor centers will include but not limited to:

  • Blocks
  • Dramatic Play
  • Toys and Games
  • Art
  • Library
  • Science/Discovery
  • Music and movement
  • Language Arts
  • Cooking
  • Computers

Learning Centers are important to our curriculum in the sense that they teach children skills such as negotiation, role-playing, self-esteem and a variety of valuable life skills.

Thematic Units

September

Author Study: Mercer Mayer
Letters: M/H
Shape: Triangle
Concepts: Cause & Effect
Curriculum Objectives: Trust In Adults And Recognizes Own Feelings
Caldecott Winner Book – “Yo! Yes?” by Chris Raschk

Welcome to School/ Getting to Know You! (Make a name tag!)
Rules / Manners / Feelings
school Tools
Apples

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October

Author Study: Frank Ash
Letters: A/F
Shape: Circle
Concepts: Sequencing
Curriculum Objectives: Demonstrates Independence And Stands Up For Rights
Caldecott Winner Book – “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Fire Prevention/Safety
Autumn/Pumpkins/Bats
Books are Special/Book Fair

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November

Author Study: Laura Numeroff
Letters: G/T
Shape: Square
Concepts: Self Reflection
Curriculum Objectives: Plays Well With Others And Demonstrates Basic Locomotor Skills
Caldecott Winner Book – “The Big Snow” by Berta and Elmer Hader

Let’s Take a Vote
Healthy Habits
Thanksgiving Celebrations –Culture /I Am Thankful
Thanksgiving Feast

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December

Author Study: Marc Brown
Letters: B/W
Shape: Star
Concepts: Graphing
Curriculum Objectives: Observes Objects With Curiosity
Caldecott Winner Book – “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen

Winter Holidays
Winter Show Prep (Songs and Costumes)
Holidays around the World

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January

Author Study: Ezra Keats
Letters: E/C
Shape: Rectangle
Concepts: Vocabulary
Curriculum Objectives: Follows Classroom Routines
Caldecott Winner Book – “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Keats

Polar Animals / Winter & Snow & Ice
Martin Luther King Jr. / Friendship
Community Helpers / Career Day

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February

Author Study: Tomi de Paola
Letters: V/X
Shape: Heart
Concepts: Spatial
Curriculum Objectives: Shows Awareness Of Position In Space
Caldecott Winner Book – “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” by William Steig

Dental Health
Valentine’s Day
Presidents Day
Weather

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March

Author Study: Donald Crews
Letters: K/D
Shape: Diamond
Concepts: Counting
Curriculum Objectives: Controls Small Muscles In Hands
Caldecott Winner Book – “Freight Train” by Donald Crews

My Five Senses
St. Patrick’s Day/Rainbows
Transportation
Transportation

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April

Author Study: Dr. Seuss
Letters: R/L
Shape: Oval
Concepts: Phonemic Awareness
Curriculum Objectives: Enjoys And Values Reading/Writes Letters And Words
Caldecott Winner Book – “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey

Spring All Around
Baby Animals
Flowers, Plants & Seeds
Earth Day / Recycling

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May

Author Study: Eric Carle
Letters: I/S
Shape: Octagon
Concepts: Predictions
Curriculum Objectives: Observes Objects And Events/Explores Cause And Effect
Caldecott Winner Book – “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This” by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Mother’s Day
Insects/Butterflies
Dinosaurs
Mad Science

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June

Author Study: Leo Lionni
Letters: J/Q
Shape: Arrow
Concepts: Matching
Curriculum Objectives: Compares And Measures/Classifies Objects
Caldecott Winner Book – “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni

Summer Safety
Father’s Day
Ocean Habitat
Outer Space

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July

Author Study: Bill Martin
Letters: N/Y/U
Shape: Hexagon
Concept: Estimating
Curriculum Objectives: Uses One To One Correspondence
Caldecott Winner Book – “The Stray Dog” by Marc Simont

Fourth of July
Sports
Summer Vacation/Camping
Pets are Special

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August

Author Study: Jan Brett
Letters O/P/Z
Shape: Cylinder
Concept: Subtracting
Curriculum Objectives: Approaches Problems Flexibly
Caldecott Winner Book – “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming

Hawaiian Luau / Multi Cultural
I Can Do It/I Can Do It

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Please contact us today for more information about The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood at the Learning Center.

To avail of our services, just call us at 561-391-1140.

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018! [ 1 years - VPK Classes ] Click the "Enrollment Page" to download your application, then contact the school office for immediate onsite assistance!

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