Creative Curriculum



Family Life Child Care Centers utilize the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum and the TS GOLD online assessment system. The Creative Curriculum centers around 38 research-based objectives that inform every aspect of teaching, including predictors of school success, and align with the state of Ohio’s Early Learning Development Standards. These objectives enable teachers to see children’s development and learning across across the whole of their early childhood years. The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. These 38 core objectives have development and learning at their core. This connections allow teachers to:

  • Directly link assessment and instruction
  • Focus on what is most important for school readiness and success
  • Use data to successfully individualize instruction
  • Provide meaningful learning experiences for every child


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    People who provide care and education for infants and toddlers have a great responsibility. Research tells us that more growth and development takes places during the first three years of life than at any other time. During this age span, children are finding out who they are, whether they are worthy of being loved and if they are competent. They are also learning how to relate to others, how others respond to them and what it means to express their feelings. Their brains are being wired for lifelong learning, thus establishing patterns for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development.

    The Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers used by Family Life Child Care Centers provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use framework which emphasizes the relationships between caregivers/teachers and children and their families .

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    The Creative Curriculum for Preschool translates new research and theory from the field of early childhood education into a practical, easy-to-understand approach to working with children and their families. It is a comprehensive curriculum that includes a framework for decision making along with a focus on interest areas.

    The Creative Curriculum for Preschool explains the ongoing cycle of observing, guiding, learning, and assessing children's progress using the Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5. The Developmental Continuum shows teachers the sequence of steps children take as they learn particular skills and concepts in all areas of development. It is a tool for planning instruction and assessing learning.

    The Creative Curriculum guides teachers in planning a program that includes choice time, small- and large-group time, and studies that integrate learning across all the content areas. Using this curriculum, our teachers are able to make decisions that promote learning and development and positively impact the lives of children and their families.