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. When teachers are up-to-date on research they know what to do and why certain teaching strategies work. In turn, they are able to make decisions that promote learning and development and positively impact the lives of children and their families.