The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

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

 

We can only begin to imagine the future careers that today’s children will take on, which is why it’s so important that we provide them with a strong foundation. Research shows that a whole child approach to education – one where children develop not only math and literacy skills but also the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive skills necessary to communicate, think both critically and creatively, and solve complex problems – is developmentally appropriate and better prepares children for life well beyond their time in a classroom.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

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Approach

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, 6th Edition, with Daily Resources

This is everything teachers need to implement the curriculum in their program: The Foundation and the Daily Resources.

We updated The Foundation to keep pace with new research and the evolving needs of early childhood educators. A brand-new volume, Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts, helps teachers encourage children to make and test hypotheses, develop skills for using technology, explore their world and the people in it, and engage their creative thinking skills. We also expanded the Objectives for Development & Learning volume, enabling teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.

The Daily Resources are teachers key to integrating learning into every part of the day, for every child, in every area of learning. They get the Teaching Guides with plans for every moment of every day. Many of our Teaching Guides are hands-on studies that are relevant to children’s daily lives. These Teaching Guides offer comprehensive daily plans that support teachers as they help every child explore, investigate and learn. They get the Intentional Teaching Cards™ that help them adapt activities for each child and the Mighty Minutes® that help them turn “in-between” time into learning time. And they get a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction children’s books and the Book Discussion Cards® that help them promote children’s language and literacy learning, and social–emotional development, during read-alouds.

Spanish and bilingual editions now available.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Expanded Daily Resources

When teachers use The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, adding the Expanded Daily Resources gives them even more options for engaging children in project-based investigations.

There are five brand-new studies of fascinating and familiar topics, with new daily plans that offer guidance for every part of their day. It gives a rich collection of additional instructional tools, including 50 new Intentional Teaching Cards™, 100 More Mighty Minutes®, brand-new children’s books and Book Discussion Cards™, and new support for literacy learning with Highlights High Five Bilingüe and the accompanying Book Conversation Cards™.

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Deluxe Edition

With the Deluxe Edition, teachers get The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and the Expanded Daily Resources.

That’s the six Foundation volumes, the Daily Resources, and the Expanded Daily Resources. Teachers have The Foundation volumes that are their knowledge base for best classroom practices. They have the Daily Resources that support their day-to-day in the classroom, with moment-by-moment plans, guidance for individualizing instruction, and tools for integrating learning into every part of the day. And they have the Expanded Daily Resources, so they always have more options for engaging children in exploration and discovery and for supporting all children, all day long, in all areas of development and learning.

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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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