Creative Curriculum

At Kare-a-Lot we use Creative Curriculum, an evidenced based, learning curriculum for children ages birth through 5. It is used to set objectives for each of our classes, set the standards, write our lesson plans and classroom assessments.

A curriculum is the what, why, how and why of a program. It guides in planning and offering excellent care and education to the children that it serves. It helps us to be intentional about the experiences that we offer while still having the flexibility to change the program to meet the needs and interests of the children in our care.

Developed by the company Teaching Strategies, Creative Curriculum has helped early childhood educators across the country to plan and implement content-rich, developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas. An overview of the curriculum can be found at https://teachingstrategies.com/solutions/teach/. An overview of the objectives for each classroom based on Creative Curriculum can be found below.

Infant 1 & 1a – The infant classrooms have 21 individual objectives for each child. These objectives are broken into the categories of social-emotional development, physical development, language development, cognitive development and literacy.

Infant 2 & 3– The Infant 2 & 3 classrooms have 49 individual objectives for each child. These objectives are broken into the categories of social-emotional development, physical development, language development, cognitive development, literacy and mathematics.

Toddler I & II – The toddler classrooms have 67 individual objectives for each child. These objectives are broken into the categories of social-emotional development, physical development, language development, cognitive development, literacy and mathematics.

Preschool – The preschool classroom has 79 individual objectives for each child. These objectives are broken into the categories of social-emotional development, physical development, language development, cognitive development, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts.

PreKindergarten – The PreK classroom has 97 individual objectives for each child. These objectives are broken into the categories of social-emotional development, physical development, language development, cognitive development, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts.