The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, the most widely used pre-K curriculum in the country, brings a research-based, whole-child approach into early education. It’s proven to increase kindergarten readiness by focusing on academic rigor, critical thinking through investigative learning, and social–emotional skills.
The Creative Curriculum from Teaching Strategies is aligned to Georgia Learning Standards, Head Start frameworks, and Common Core. Recently, Head Start Consumer Report rated The Creative Curriculum higher than any other curriculum.
See how you can increase kindergarten readiness, individualize instruction, and make learning meaningful for every young child in your program.
Currently 1 in 3 of Georgia Pre-K Classes are using Creative Curriculum
Georgia Pre-K Program Providers: Use New Grants to Elevate Your Pre-K Program
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) recently announced two new grants available to Georgia Pre-K Program Providers: Georgia’s Pre-K Grant and the Quality Rated Restoration Grant.
These grants are meant to support pre-K classrooms through the purchase of technology, instructional materials, approved pre-K curricula, classroom materials, professional development opportunities for teaching staff, and more.
Our Solutions Are Aligned to Early Learning Standards
The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten
- Georgia Standards of Excellence: Language Arts (2015), Mathematics (2015), Science (2016), and Social Studies (2016)
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Our preschool curriculum is comprehensive.
Our curriculum covers all content areas critical to a child’s successful in preparation for kindergarten.
Our approach shows early childhood educators how to intentionally infuse literacy practices in their classrooms and use the environment to create literacy-related experiences.
In addition, The Creative Curriculum includes material that emphasizes the function of language as a tool to help children express their own thoughts and ideas and communicate with others.
Purposeful, focused opportunities nurture the development of mathematical skills, even in the youngest of learners.
Our curriculum includes resources that focus on mathematics and provide early childhood educators with guidance for incorporating math throughout the day and into interest areas.
Our resources help teachers support children’s ability to associate letter names and symbols with their sounds, understand that letter symbols are grouped together in a particular order to form words and experiment with writing letters of the alphabet in the context of writing for a purpose.
With our approach, children learn to recognize and name upper and lower case letters, beginning with the letters in their name.
Our approach helps teachers guide children as they learn to hear and discriminate between the separate sounds of oral language that are blended into ordinary speech (which plays a vital role in learning to read); notice and discriminate rhyme and alliteration; and explore sounds, syllables, and words by examining onset (the part of the syllable before the first vowel) and rime (the first vowel and everything after it).
Research shows that executive functioning and self-regulation are very strong predictors of school success.
Our approach incorporates and emphasizes development of these skills, offering daily opportunities to support, rather than direct, children’s behavior and enable them to develop their own regulatory skills.
The U.S. Department of Education estimates that nearly 25% of children entering kindergarten speak a language other than English at home. In Head Start programs, this figure rises to more than 30%.
Instructional strategies found within The Creative Curriculum® support children’s development of skills in their first languages. The included resources enable teachers intentionally to support children’s development in English and in their first languages, thereby helping children become confident, successful bilingual learners.
Teaching Strategies now offers new onboarding resources to help teachers successfully implement The Creative Curriculum for Preschool and GOLD in their classroom.
These resources provide step-by-step information on how to best leverage the curriculum to the fullest in your program. Resources, including the Getting Started Checklists, User Guides, and Model Implementation Plans, have been designed for use by new and veteran educators alike, providing the support you need every step of the way.
At Teaching Strategies, we think of ourselves as your partner in your program’s professional development training experiences, one that’s as committed as you are to enhancing the skills and knowledge of your early childhood educators, regardless of experience or learning style. We offer sessions and resources to meet the needs of every early childhood classroom both in-person and online.
Contact Your Regional Sales Representative
Our dedicated team of regional sales representatives is ready to support you and your early childhood program. Contact your state sales representative at 855-448-4352 or use the form below with any questions, requests, or to order our resources.
- Jenn Rheaume, M. Ed.
- Chad Williams
- Karley McCutcheon
Private Child Care Early Learning Specialist
- Katherine Hinson