Blocks Center

Dramatic Play Center

Math Center

Creativity Center

Discovery Center

Literacy Center

Music and Movement Center

Outdoor Center

What is the Creative Curriculum?

It is an approach to teaching young children by being creative, using spontaneity, and the ability to see and use everyday opportunities to help children solve problems, explore new materials, and find answers to questions.
The Creative Curriculum focuses on interest areas. These interest areas, or "Learning Centers" , are 
designed to support children's development.

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We have created an environment to help promote functional play. Our classrooms are carefully designed with children in mind. The rooms are appealing and are filled with materials that attract curiosity and inspire exploration.

These are a few of the activities that the children enjoy each day. Each activity builds on developmental skills that are learned during "functional play". Functional play is typical of children from six months to six years of age. During functional play children explore and examine the functions and properties of objects and materials in their environment. They examine how things feel, smell, look, taste, sound and what they do. When children are encouraged to explore and discover, their curiosity is heightened and they are motivated to learn more!

The importance of learning Centers

  • To encourage discovery and exploration
  • To provide multiple techniques and methods to meet different learning styles
  • To allow for teaching in small groups or one-on-one
  • To provide positive reinforcement
  • To develop a sense of responsibility in each child
  • To structure children's interaction: they are encouraged to verbalize and develop social relationships like sharing
  • To allow children to make decesions: children choose activities that meet their personal needs and goals.
Click on these helpful links below for more information on how your child will learn while having fun!

What are Learning Centers? 

Learning centers are areas within a classroom with a collection of activities
materials. These materials are related by subject, purpose, or projected skills. That activites and materials are used independently by the children or with teacher direction to reinforce and enrich one or more skills or concepts.
Learning centers are an excellent way to individualize the curriculum to meet the varying needs of young children.


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