Creative Child Preschool
· Successfully transition from home to school. · Feel comfortable and secure in school.
· Develop social competency with peers and adults. · Provide opportunities for self-expression.
· Develop a positive self-concept, respect for others and their ideas.
· Encourage each child to play and work well independently and in a group. · Stimulate opportunities that further develop large and fine muscle movement.
· Provide opportunities to interact with various materials that promote abstract and deductive reasoning.
· Introduce the concept and use of number and letters through experiential activities involving environment rich in printed materials.
Creative Child Preschool uses the “Creative Curriculum for Preschool” as the keystone of our child-centered play-based program. The Creative Curriculum focuses on the idea that experiential, hands-on activities enrich the learning process for young children. We use strategies that range from child-initiated activities to teacher-directed activities. The classroom environment promotes active learning through child-initiated, open-ended exploration that is intellectually stimulating.
Creative Curriculum identifies goals in major areas of development:Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel like they are part of a group. Emotional: To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude towards life. Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by allowing them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them to acquire learning skills, such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings. Physical: To help children further develop their gross (large) and fine (small) muscle skills, and help children feel confident about the capabilities of their bodies.