All of our classrooms, infants through school age, follow a classroom-specific daily schedule. This schedule is accompanied by a set of thorough lesson plans that follow the State of Illinois Learning Standards. In addition to following these learning standards, our centers follow the Creative Curriculum. Our teachers, teacher assistants, and administrators attend training and in-service workshops to help them better implement the curriculum into their daily routine. This curriculum also encourages parental involvement and is most successful when teachers and parents work together.
The philosophy of the Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. The curriculum is built on theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment and, therefore, the environment plays a critical role in learning. The goal of the Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
The curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development. The planned activities for the children, the organization of the environment, the selection of toys and materials, planning the daily schedule and interacting with the children are all designed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the curriculum and to help your child(ren) succeed in school.