Our Curriculum(s)

Fours/Fives - 

The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strength and interests.

THERE ARE FOUR STAGES:

  • The Social/Emotional Stage

  • The Physical Stage

  • The Cognitive Stage

  • The Language Stage

There are five basic components of this curriculum from which planning is derived so that learning is best achieved.

  • Positive Interactions and relationships provide critical foundation for learning

  • Social-emotional competence is significant  for school success

  • Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning

  • The physical environment affects learning interaction.

  • Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.

Threes

Frog Street Three's are transitioning from parallel play to interactive play, and their language capacity is increasing. They are becoming more mobile and they are learning to show genuine affection and concern for their peers. 

KEY AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT:

 

  • Social Bridge - Interactive Play, Sharing and Caring

  • Literacy Development - Engaging Read-Alouds, Vocabulary Development, Phonological Awareness, and Writing

  • Foundational Math - Classifications, Patterns, Order, STEAM, Numerations and Problem Solving 

Twos -

 

Frog Street Designed around the latest scientific early brain development research, this is a year-round program that focuses on the simple joys of early childhood and foster curiosity through exploration.

LEARNING DOMAINS:

  1. Language Development - immersed in a language-rich environment                                                            essential for developing both receptive and                                                        expressive language skills.

  2. Cognitive Development - activities that support cause-and-effect                                                               relationships and problem solving to develop                                                     foundational skills for lifelong learning.

  3. Approaches toward Learning - Four approaches (communication, attention,                                                      persistence, curiosity) reside in and across                                                          all other domains.

  4. Physical Development - fun physical challenges, action songs, and games                                               that builds coordination, balance, and muscle                                                     strength.

  5. Social Development - build confidence, learn impulse control, and develop                                         social skills while caregivers build trusting                                                           relationships with children.

 

**Potty Training is a part of the schedule in this class.

 

Infants/Toddlers - 

Healthy Beginnings - Healthy Beginnings is a resource aligned with the Maryland’s Early Learning Standards to help us to nurture the potential for learning and growth for our infants and toddlers. Healthy Beginnings gives knowledge and support about child care and child development.

GUIDELINES:

  1. Personal and Social Development - Feelings about Self and Others                                                                            (Calm Oneself)

  2. Language Development - A. Understanding and Communicating                                                                     (Listen and Express Oneself)                                                                            B. Early Literacy: Pre-Writing and Pre-Reading                                                        (Recognize and react to the sounds of                                                                  language)

  3. Cognitive Development - Discovering and Learning                                                                                      (Begin to understand that she can make things                                                  happen)

  4. Physical Development - Coordinating Movements                                                                                       (Use many repetitions to move various body parts)

 

Funshine Express (Supplement) Activities help adults build strong relationships by paying attention to children's feelings, interests, and needs. Active learning and choice are encouraged so that infants and toddlers can grow and develop in a loving environment.

GOALS:

  • Emphasizes safety

  • Provides consistency

  • Includes open-ended activities

  • Promotes multi-sensory experiences

  • Invites exploration and discovery

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