• Theory and Research for
    Pre-K Development 

    The Creative Curriculum for Preschool translates
    new research and theory from the field of early childhood
    education   into a practical, easy-to-understand approach to
    working with children and their families. It is a comprehensive
    curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular
    focus on interest areas.

    Theory and Research

    Child development theory and scientific research are the foundation
    of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. They inform decision
     making, influence our view of children, and are the basis for all the recommendations we've included
    .

    How Children Develop and Learn

    Knowing how children develop and learn is the basis for planning
    your program, selecting materials, and guiding children's learning.
     By knowing, we mean appreciating general patterns of growth
    in all children as well as the differences you will certainly
     encounter among individual children.

    • Comprehension question – “What is the question asking
      me?”
    • A Kinesthetic question – Might ask the student to act out
      the question.
    • Visual question – Students may draw pictures of the
      question or activities.
    Analytical question – What have we established so far?
    ”How do you know that is a dog?”  Answer: It barks.