The core belief of the Creative Curriculum® is that all children can learn and benefit from developmentally appropriate practice. That is, providing experiences and opportunities that nurture a child’s physical, social emotional, cognitive and language/literacy development.
What does that look like in a classroom?
Infancy is a time of rapid growth and physical development. Physical development occurs at different times for all children depending on several factors, such as the child’s unique individuality and the families’ culture.
To promote healthy infant growth and physical development, teachers:
From the moment a child is born, it is necessary for them to feel safe, secure, and loved, so they can form a strong social and emotional foundation.
Here are a few example activities teacher use to establish strong social-emotional skills:
From the moment your child is born they absorb information and start developing their cognitive ability. Nurturing a child's cognitive development provides the basis for future educational success.
Some activities used to promote cognitive development are:
Early language and literacy skill development concentrates on positive early interactions with books and stories, which are the building block to further reading, writing and literacy skills.
To promote language and literary development teachers: