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 schools purchasing using the Georgia Pre-K Curriculum Grant Credit

Two packages of Teaching Strategies resources are available until June 12, 2020*. Package prices include all shipping and handling fees.
Georgia’s Pre-K Curriculum Grant Online Store

Pre-K Programs NEW ​to the Creative Curriculum

Cost: $2,000 (10%+ discount off list price)
To purchase: Contact Communities 4 Children to purchase

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Sixth Edition: The

  • FoundationVolume 1: The Foundation
  • Volume 2: Interest Areas
  • Volume 3: Literacy
  • Volume 4: Mathematics
  • Volume 5: Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts
  • Volume 6: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade

Six Teaching Guides – provide plans for every moment of the day, engaging children in hands-on investigations of study topics relevant to their everyday lives.

  • Beginning the Year
  • Balls Study
  • Buildings Study
  • Clothes Study
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study
  • Trees Study
  • 201 Intentional Teaching Cards™ (bilingual) – provide engaging learning experiences that can be quickly individualized
  • 100 Mighty Minutes® for Preschool – turn transitions and in-between times into meaningful learning opportunities
  • 79 books from the Teaching Strategies® Children’s Book Collection, including fiction and nonfiction books
  • 22 Book Discussion Cards™ – promote language, literacy, and social–emotional development
  • Teaching Strategies Resource Organizer
Pre-K Programs ​CURRENTLY ​Using the Creative Curriculum

Cost: $2,000
To purchase: Contact Communities 4 Children to purchase

  • GOLD Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade Volume
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten Teaching Guide
  • Gardening Study
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Expanded Daily Resources
  • Five Teaching GuidesInsects Study
    • Sand Study
    • Signs Study
    • Simple Machines Study
    • Tubes and Tunnels Study
  • 50 Intentional Teaching Cards™ (bilingual)
  • 100 More Mighty Minutes®for Preschool
  • 29 books from the Teaching Strategies Children’s Book Collection, including fiction and nonfiction books
  • 15 Book Discussion Cards™
  • 10 issues of Highlights High Five Bilingüe™
  • 10 Book Conversation Cards™

Our preschool curriculum is comprehensive.

Our curriculum covers all content areas critical to a child’s successful in preparation for kindergarten.

Language and Literacy

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.

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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.

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Letter Knowledge

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.

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Phonological Awareness

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).

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Executive Function

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.

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English- & Dual-Language Learners

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.

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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.

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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.

Talk to an Expert

  • Jenn Bipes, M. Ed.
  • Michael Benge
  • Jonathan Charney
  • Karley McCutcheon
    Private Child Care Early Learning Specialist