The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

As you prepare children for success in school and life, it’s more important than ever to educate the whole child.


Research shows that a whole-child approach to education—one where children develop not only math and literacy skills but also social–emotional, physical, and cognitive skills—is developmentally appropriate and better prepares children for life well beyond their time in a classroom.


The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is one of the most widely used pre-K curricula in the nation. It’s comprehensive, research-based, research-proven, and it features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

Foundation volumes help teachers create high-quality learning environments and support deep understanding of early childhood best practices, theories, and research. Robust Daily Resources provide the instructional tools and materials to engage children in project-based investigations and make every moment of the day meaningful, intentional, and engaging.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is…

Proven to increase kindergarten readiness

Academically rigorous and promotes social–emotional development

Rated higher than any other preschool curriculum

Inclusive, supporting all  children

Aligned to all state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes  


Why Whole Child?

At Teaching Strategies, we know a whole-child approach to learning is the most developmentally appropriate way to educate children. Why? Because a whole-child approach fosters all areas of children’s development and learning – from social-emotional and cognitive skills to literacy, math, and science understanding – and is a powerful approach as preschool children transition to kindergarten.

With The Creative Curriculum®, children are immersed in learning through purposeful play-based experiences on topics they’re familiar with from their everyday lives. Children find opportunities for rigorous skill development like counting, measurement, and language comprehension while also developing positive relationships, gross-motor skills, and problem solving abilities.

And research tells us it’s working. Our latest efficacy study details how The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is helping programs significantly increase CLASS scores and children meet or exceed widely held expectations.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Guided Edition

The newest edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, the Guided Edition, offers the most up-to-date research and includes a new foundation volume supporting social–emotional, physical, and cognitive development. It includes updated Daily Resources, a new collection of Mighty Minutes®, and redesigned Teaching Guides that feature robust, embedded coaching and support and studies that last 4 weeks.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Sixth Edition

Released in 2016, the Sixth Edition offers six foundation volumes and a collection of Daily Resources that engage children in studies lasting 6–7 weeks. It is available as an English, Spanish, or bilingual curriculum.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Expanded Daily Resources

Released in 2016, the Expanded Daily Resources include five additional studies and more Daily Resources that build upon the collection provided in the Sixth Edition to offer teachers more choice as they create meaningful learning experiences. Available in English and in Spanish.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition bundles the Sixth Edition with the Expanded Daily Resources, providing even more options and more high-quality resources from the start. Available as an English, Spanish, or bilingual curriculum.

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The Creative Curriculum® Cloud

Build consistency across all learning environments—traditional, remote, and hybrid.


More than a digital curriculum, The Creative Curriculum® Cloud will transform your teaching practices and support developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Robust digital tools will streamline the planning process, provide access to curriculum resources, help individualize instruction, communicate and share resources with families, and more!

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Looking for more resources to transform your preschool program?

Elevate Professional Practice

Build a professional development and coaching plan that is tailored to your program’s needs by choosing from over 65 in-person, online, and virtual sessions.

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Individualize Instruction

Connect the dots between authentic, ongoing assessment and differentiated instruction with transformative digital and formative assessment tools.

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Transform Family Partnerships

Build meaningful partnerships, streamline communication, and strengthen the connection between home and school with equitable, high-quality resources.

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Contact a solutions expert to learn more.

Reach out to your state representative to learn more about The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and to find the solution that is right for your program and your needs.

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Supplemental resources for The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool.

Digital Curriculum Resources

Our Digital Curriculum Resources provide a complement to our print curriculum solution and help teachers save valuable time while planning and offer intentional, individualized instruction.


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Mighty Minutes® for Preschool

Make every minute count with Mighty Minutes® for Preschool, featuring short and playful songs, chants, rhymes, games, and activities that turn “in-between time” into “learning time.”


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Teaching Guides

Educators have even more choice for implementing engaging, hands-on studies that are relevant to children’s daily lives.


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