The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care

Comprehensive support and guidance for developing high-quality, home-based child care programs

For decades, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care has helped educators like you to design a high-quality program in your home that is responsive to the needs of children from birth to age 12. Now with brand-new robust daily resources, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care offers teachers and caregivers opportunities to engage children in meaningful learning experiences throughout each day.

As the only research-based, high-quality curriculum that’s designed specifically for the unique family child care setting, it recognizes both the joys and challenges of providing home-based care and of providing a program that’s as equally responsive and nurturing for infants as it is for school-aged children.

Packed with valuable information, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care helps educators like you

  • set up the learning environment,
  • plan developmentally appropriate routines and activities for every day of the week,
  • promote children’s learning and development in all the core areas,
  • build partnerships with families that are based on trust and mutual respect,
  • and balance the needs of your own family with your professional responsibilities.

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Guidance for All Areas of Planning

Detailed and thoughtful guidance to help you plan each aspect of caring for children of all ages.

Building a Partnership with Families

Practical strategies to help you develop respectful, trusting partnerships with families.

Daily Resources for All Ages

Access to a wide variety of daily resources to help support meaningful learning.

Research-Based Objectives

38 objectives for development and learning at the curriculum’s core.

Components Include


For the first time ever, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care will now include a wide variety of daily resources to help support meaningful learning while still offering you flexibility to respond to children’s interests and abilities. With a focus on creating a language-rich environment, you will find

  • updated Foundation volumes, plus a new volume on the Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade,
  • 151 Intentional Teaching Cards™ that describe warm, nurturing activities in both English and Spanish that can be used throughout the day and across your routines and experiences,
  • a collection of 15 children’s books to inspire a love of reading and to promote language and literacy skills,
  • 5 Book Discussion Cards™ to help support multiple, effective read-alouds,
  • 10 issues of Highlights High Five Bilingüe™, in English and Spanish, with 10 corresponding Book Conversation Cards™,
  • a classroom set of 24 Highlights Hello™ books for your youngest learners, with 24 corresponding Book Conversation Cards™,
  • a set of 100 Mighty Minutes®, which are short, fun activities, tied to important objectives for development and learning, featuring songs, chants, rhymes, movements, and games,
  • and much more!

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