What preschool curriculum is the right choice for our families?
Children’s Academy of Northlake uses Pinnacle Curriculum as our choice for your toddler, and we are now using Creative Curriculum for the best success of your Preschool age child. Why? We believe each curriculum has the developmentally appropriate and engaging activities and classroom lessons specifically designed to help your child establish the educational foundation they need and deserve.
Click here to learn about the GELDS, with a purpose to promote quality learning experiences for children and address the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?”
Pinnacle® Curriculum is a research-based early childhood curriculum, designed with both teachers and young students in mind. Based on the early works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, it provides teachers and the children with lessons that engage early learners in developmentally appropriate activities. Published in an easy-to-use, reusable format, lesson plan guides, activity enrichment’s, and long range goals are linked to key standards.
Pinnacle® provides hands-on center-based activities that promote the growth of emerging skills in all developmental areas. The curriculum was designed to provide a research-based educational foundation. It facilitates learning in all domains (social, emotional, cognitive and physical development) where interests are linked to key standards which will foster your child’s natural curiosity about the world around them.
Our committed teachers are provided with ongoing curriculum support through professional online training through the very company that developed this well regarded curriculum, Child Care Education Institute. Every child is gently guided to reach their maximum potential where both small and large group activities promote the development of emerging skills under a watchful and loving eye.
Our adorable toddlers learn basic skills to become happy, productive and caring individuals. Through the use of this curriculum and support of our teachers, children slowly show signs of empathy, acceptance and the celebration of differences. Two and three year olds learn to express feelings and manage conflict resolution. Support in becoming part of a loving classroom and center community will benefit each child as they are exposed to storytelling, poetry, dramatic play and so much more! Exploration of patterns in math, art, music, nature, blocks and other materials, your early learner from two to three will develop fine motor and self-help skills.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills. Based on 38 objectives for development and learning, these objectives are aligned to the state early learning standards and integrated into each and every one of the comprehensive collection of resources that makes up the curriculum for preschool.
Our trained teachers can be confident that they are meeting important early learning standards every day, while b ringing their own creativity and expertise into daily planning. With opportunities to individualize instruction, this preschool curriculum surpasses many other competitors hands down.
What makes Creative Curriculum for Preschool so unique and attractive to premier learning programs?
- It provides teachers the content and the tools needed to encourage and support every type of learner and address all the important areas of learning.
- The comprehensive collection of knowledge-building and daily practice resources explain the “what”, “why,” and “how” of teaching.
- It takes the guesswork out of meeting the state early learning standards.
- Color-coded charts graphically represent progressions of widely held expectations of learning and development for most children at particular ages so that teachers can better individualize instruction.
- Book Discussion Cards with probing questions will help teachers nurture the critical thinking skills
- essential for success while emphasizing vocabulary and supporting social-emotional development.
- Intentional Teaching Cards display playful and engaging activities that can be implemented throughout the day, with directions to help teachers meet the needs of every learner.
Our older classrooms rotate through center activities with hands-on-fun in language, creative arts, math, science, sensory and plentiful outdoor experiences to support learning at the highest level as teachers guide in community-building, scientific discovery, literacy, basic math and so much more. Comfort in the written word, identifying letters and early literacy is just one goal as children work towards mastery in basic pre-reading skills. You will marvel at the progress achieved by years’ end.
Start your child off right with Children’s Academy of Northlake.
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