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


  • Click here here to view the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers.
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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.