MOVERS & SHAKERS
Play provides the foundation for academic or “school” learning. It is the preparation kids need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters and numbers. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young kids.
The activities we plan for the kids, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with kids, are each designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.
Civic League Day Nursery uses Creative Curriculum, which encourages kids to learn by doing, and to become enthusiastic learners. Creative Curriculum requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work, and to learn about the world we live in.
The Goals of Creative Curriculum
Our goal is to help kids become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We teach kids how to learn, not just in preschool, but through-out their lives. We allow them to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them.
Creative Curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:
To help kids feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
To help kids experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and to have a positive attitude toward life.
To help kids increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.
To help kids become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills, such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas and feelings.