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

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 3-5The 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.

Sample Schedules

Daily Schedule for One Year Olds
Infant schedules are flexible and adjusted per the parents’ request. This daily schedule is designed to enrich the infant’s developmental skills and prepare them to move on to the next stage of development.

6:30 – 9:00 Breakfast/Bottles
8:30 – 9:00 Diaper Changes
9:00 – 10:00 Morning Activity & Playtime
10:00 – 10:20 Morning Snack/Bottles
10:20 – 11:30 Morning Naps as needed, Indoor or Outdoor Play
11:00 – 11:45 Diaper Changes
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch/Bottles
12:30 – 1:00 Diaper Changes
1:00 – 2:40 Afternoon Naps & Playtime
2:40 – 3:00 Afternoon Snack
3:00 – 3:30 Diaper Changes
3:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Activity & Playtime
5:00 – 6:00 Diaper Changes

Diapers will be changed every two hours or as needed, per parent request.

Daily Schedule for Toddlers

6:30 – 9:00 Breakfast & Small Group Play
9:00 – 9:30 Stories & Songs
9:30 – 10:00 Diapers/Bathroom Breaks
10:00 – 11:00 Outside or Gym Activities
10:30 – 10:45 Snack Time
11:00 – 12:00 Arts, Crafts, & Music Small Groups
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Diapers/Bathroom Breaks
1:00 – 3:00 Nap Time
3:00 – 3:30 Diapers/Bathroom Breaks
3:30 – 4:00 Snack
4:00 – 5:00 Indoor or Outdoor Gross Motor Activities
5:00 – 6:00 Afternoon Activities, Including Puzzles, Blocks and Toys

Diapers will be changed every two hours or as needed, per parent request.

Daily Schedule for Preschoolers

6:30 – 9:00 Free Play
7:30 – 8:30 Open Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Clean Up & Bathroom Break
9:30 – 10:00 Large Group Time
10:00 – 10:30 Small Group Activities
10:30 – 10:45 Individual Quiet Time/Story Time/Clean Up
11:00 – 11:45 Outside or Gym Activities
11:45 – 12:00 Bathroom Break
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 Bathroom Break
1:00 – 3:00 Nap Time/Rest Time on Cots
3:00 – 3:30 Snack Time & Bathroom Break
3:30 – 4:00 Table Top Activities, Including Playdough, Puzzles, Cutting, Pasting, Coloring and Legos.
4:00 – 5:00 Indoor or Outdoor Gross Motor Activities
5:00 – 6:00 Small Group Play, Clean-Up, and Pick-Up