Preschool children are provided with activities that are challenging while achievable. As recent studies have shown, early childhood education is an important foundation for future educational success. Creative Corner’s program is based on the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Preschool Learning Experiences. Frameworks are designed to help your child progress in all developmental aspects. Based on six strands of guided learning, the curriculum is multidimensional and all learning is highly interrelated:
- English Language Arts: Children develop literacy comprehension by reading or listening to books or creating their own journal entries and stories. Teachers use a variety of activities to help expand vocabulary; based in English but incorporating other language sounds and words. On any given day your child may greet you at pick-up in a variety of different languages, or wow you at the dinner table with another word for please!
- Mathematics: Another academic goal in the program is to develop your child’s number comprehension, and size and spatial awareness. Children use fun hands-on resources such as puzzles, pattern blocks and scales.
- History and Social Sciences: Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore and discover! Children participate as community helpers which aids them in learning their roles and responsibilities in society. Students learn that the world we live in is filled with many different cultures; children are provided with books so they can see people from different countries.
- Science and Technology: Science and technology are the building blocks for understanding how the world woks. Children learn about seasons, nature and animals, during Sea Week your child will play in the tide pool sensory table and use magnifying glasses to examine the shells. Children learn and explore nature’s everyday wonders. Some activities include sensory table play; students have a great time exploring floating vs. sinking, building sandcastles, and other fun activities.
- Health Education: Through outdoor play, physical movement and personal hygiene we learn about ourselves and how to live in a healthy manner.
- Creative Arts: Teachers emphasize the joy of creativity, not the perfection of the final product. Art is a time to be expressive, and there is no emphasis on concrete rules. Teachers often use the phrase, “Tell me about the picture”, and encourage your child to express what he has created. Dramatic play is a time where your child can act out her dreams – becoming a princess or a doctor with costumes, tools and toys.
Most importantly, we understand that children learn more when they are having fun! Preschool is a time to expand your child’s social skills and to build and strengthen relationships with peers. A large part of the curriculum is spent interacting and laughing with fellow students. The playground is a place for your child to play games and run around with peers.
In Preschool, parents will be provided with a weekly Curriculum.