Curriculum

Curriculum

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Nia Learning Center is committed to providing
quality and excellence. We believe that children
through creative curriculum principles will be able
to develop the necessary skills needed to
successfully transition into kindergarten.

Creative Curriculum Origins

Creative curriculum rests on a firm foundation of research and responds to new requirements for addressing academic content. The approach from its beginnings has been developed based on the theories and research that inform decision making in the early childhood field. The works of Piaget, Maslow, Erikson, Smilansky, Vygotsky, and Gardner are all implemented in creative curriculum. Creative Curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners.

Teachers Role in Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum approach takes a look at the teacher and helps them observe children more purposefully. Through these observations, the teacher is able to comprise a plan which can be administered to the individual or to the whole group. The Creative Curriculum approach enables teachers to integrate content learning and bring it into everyday experiences.

Creative Curriculum Framework

The Creative Curriculum framework is composed of five components. Each of these five components is applied to 11 areas that have already been defined. These five components:

Components Interest Areas
The Learning Environment Blocks Sand and Water
How Children Develop & Learn Dramatic Play Music & Movement
What Children Learn Toys & Games Cooking
The Teachers Role Art Outdoors
The Families Role Library  
  Discovery  

The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give children a successful start in school.