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The Oklahoma Department of Education has approved The Creative Curriculum for preschool and kindergarten classrooms

As an early childhood educator, your choice of curriculum and assessment is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make. After all, these resources will help build the foundation that will determine a child’s success in school now, through the transition to kindergarten, and later in life.

Explore how The Creative Curriculum and GOLD help children to develop curiosity, confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical skills, and how we at Teaching Strategies can help you ensure your teachers have the resources and skills necessary to make lasting change in your program.

2020 OK Curriculum Adoption

The Creative Curriculum – available for both preschool and kindergarten – is a curriculum like no other. It features investigation and discovery as a way of learning, helping teachers set children up for success no matter where life leads them. That’s why the Oklahoma Department of Education has approved The Creative Curriculum for use in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

Teaching Strategies is the leading expert in early childhood education – because it’s all we do.

We’ve always recognized the importance of a strong foundation in early childhood education. In fact, it’s been our sole focus for over 30 years. Our unique commitment to early childhood and early childhood only has made us the leading provider of early childhood education products and services today. We’ve been trusted by the early childhood education community for 30 years for a reason, and we’re committed to the success of our partners and the growth of the children in their care.

Research shows that The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is effective and it promotes children’s cognitive achievement.

Explore the effectiveness of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Our curriculum includes the latest research in the early childhood field, in order to help teachers and administrators to give children the best early childhood education possible.

To learn more, download our publication:
Effectiveness Study: The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

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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Mathematics

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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