This curriculum focuses on the whole-child. Children dictate what they want to investigate and CC provides the framework to create experiences that promote literacy, numeracy, social/emotional, cognitive and physical development.
Creative Curriculum is used nationally by such programs as Head Start and the YMCA.
Second Step for early childhood and its Child Protection Unit helps children develop important social/emotional skills for school success. These include focusing attention, self-regulation, building positive relationships.
Conscious Discipline is a brain-science informed practice that builds important "social-emotional and communication skills needed to manage themselves, resolve conflict and develop healthy behavior." This is done through creating strong connections between the adults and children in their lives both at school and at home.
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment and curriculum assess important areas of development that build resiliency skills in children. These include attachment to others, self-regulation skills and initiative. It is with the DECA we can see a child's strengths and use those as a foundation for other important skills that lead to successful learners and community members.
Children love to tell their life experiences through drawings and early writing in these David Matteson writing journals. Everyday children are building their letter knowledge, fine motor skills, ability to sequence events and recall stories, etc.
Teaching Strategies Gold is a documentation system that helps educators and families track their child's growth across over 30 areas. TSG makes it easy to identify strengths and set goals.
Honey Hill School uses TSG in conjunction with developmental screeners such as the ASQ and child portfolios to create a robust and whole picture of how a child learns, grows and experiences life.