The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos®: The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos is a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on responsive care, children’s strengths, interest and needs. Teachers incorporate the 38 research-based objectives to understand developmentally appropriate practice and how to create daily routines and meaningful experiences. The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers®: The Creative Curriculum System for Preschoolers is a researched based curriculum that provides the framework to implement a developmentally appropriate content rich program for children of all skill levels.
Teachers create plans, routines, and assessments using the following system component volumes:
- The Foundation
- Interest Areas
- Objectives for Development and Learning
Handwriting Without Tears® is a handwriting curriculum used with our 4 and 5 year olds that teaches children proper handwriting habits at an early age that carries throughout their life. Handwriting Without Tears stresses the importance of early learning in the pre-school years as it relates to literacy and math, and it highlights a multi-faceted approach the encompasses all developmental domains.
Handwriting Without Tears® uses fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill. Our students in Fours and Pre-K will learn through singing, and building letters, to develop the important skills they need to print words, sentences, and paragraphs. They will learn grip, letter and number recognition, and capital and number formation. This program incorporates hands-on activities and multisensory teaching strategies that build good handwriting habits early on!
Foreign Language Curriculum. Studies have proven the benefits of bilingualism on children’s cognitive development. Research now shows that the optimal window for second language acquisition is before age ten. Children will learn a second language more effectively if exposed to fifty or more vocabulary words from birth to age five. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NACY), children learn any language best in the context of meaningful, day to day interactions with adults or other children who speak the language.
At Providence Preparatory School we incorporate foreign language throughout the learning environment. Our teachers who are fluent in a second language will work with the children each week to ensure second language exposure through vocabulary, songs and games from several different cultures.