The Creative Curriculum
The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing. The Creative Curriculum® is built on theories of development in young children and that all children learn through active exploration of their environment, therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning.
The primary focus of The Creative Curriculum® is the environment and classroom community. The Creative Curriculum® recognizes that by continually changing and enriching the environment, teachers can support learning and creativity in children. Children’s creativity is supported by an environment that encourages them to try out ideas and to risk making mistakes. Our teacher’s creativity is supported by a curriculum framework that encourages them to be innovative and responsive to children.
The Creative Curriculum® allows teachers to integrate learning through literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology throughout the day. It also gives teachers a wide range of teaching strategies– from child-initiated learning to teacher-directed approaches– to best respond to children’s learning styles, strengths, and interests.
Our teachers at Adventures build the curriculum for the children around the environment using different interest areas including, Dramatic Play, Blocks, Art, Sand and Water, Library, Music and Movement, Cooking, Discovery, Computers and the Outdoors. The richer the environments, the more concrete opportunities there are for children to learn by interacting with materials and people. The teacher’s role is to create an environment and community that invites children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment.