Our curriculum is based on the Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. It is one of the most widely used pre-K curricula in the nation. It’s comprehensive, research-based, research-proven, and it features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

It helps our teachers create a high-quality learning environments and supports a deep understanding of early childhood practices, theories, and research. Its robust and daily resources provide the instructional tools and materials to engage children in project-based investigations and makes every moment of the day meaningful, intentional, and engaging.

Our curriculum emphasizes and promotes a nurturing and responsive learning environment through practice and interactions that foster trust and emotional security.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

Science & Technology
  • Uses scientific inquiry skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment.
  • Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks.
  • Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses.
  • Comprehends and responds to books and other texts.
  • Demonstrates writing skills.
Physical Education
  • Demonstrates traveling skills.
  • Demonstrates balancing skills.
  • Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills.
  • Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination.
Social Studies
  • Demonstrates knowledge about self.
  • Showed basic understanding of people and how they live.
  • Explores change related to familiar people or places.
  • Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge.
Cognitive Skills
  • Demonstrates positive approaches to learning.
  • Remembers and connects experiences
  • Uses classification skills
  • Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
The Arts
  • Explores the visual arts.
  • Explores musical concepts and expression.
  • Explores dance and movement concepts.
  • Explores drama through actions and language.
  • Uses number concepts and operations.
  • Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
  • Compares and measures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patterns.
  • Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
  • Uses language to express thoughts and needs.
  • Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills.
  • Regulates own emotions and behaviors.
  • Establishes and sustains positive relationships.
  • Participate cooperatively and constructively in group situations.
English Language Acquisition
  • Demonstrates progress in listening to and understanding English.
  • Demonstrates progress in speaking English,


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