At Little Treasures Christian Childcare Center (LTCCC), we have carefully chosen The Creative Curriculum for a whole host of reasons. The Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive early childhood educational system that has been proven to promote the cognitive, language, social/emotional, and physical development of young children. The Curriculum meets all of the assessment standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of State Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NASECS/SDE).
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Three to Five year olds is based on the latest research on how children learn best and has been shown through experimental and quasi-experimental studies to improve classroom quality and promote the school readiness of preschool children. Four rigorous independent studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Each found positive effects that range from improved classroom quality to stronger academic and social skills. Two of the studies that found positive effects were part of the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) grants sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
We’ve chosen this curriculum over others because it is activity as well as creativity based. It allows the child to learn by actively engaging with the teacher, and then transitions them to independent activities. Sight, sound, smell, touch and hearing are all incorporated into daily lessons which take advantage of true hands-on activities. It’s exciting for the child and teacher alike!