The Creative Curriculum
The educational programs at Teeny Tiny University were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Which is why we are adopting The Creative Curriculum.
The Creative Curriculum is designed to meet the basic needs of the children. Inside the classroom, the Creative Curriculum teacher creates an atmosphere in which children feel safe, emotionally secure, and have a sense of belonging. The curriculum provides activities and teaching strategies that are challenging, yet within the children’s reach. It also suggests giving choices and a role in determining how they learn. This curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners.
Additionally, it discusses the characteristics and experiences that make each child unique, including temperament and life experiences and offers strategies for building positive relationships, helping children develop self-regulation, and responding to challenging behaviors. Teachers will guide children’s learning during daily routines and everyday experiences.
The Creative Curriculum helps teachers be intentional about the experiences that they offer while still having the flexibility to respond to the changing interest and abilities of the children.
“Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos”
By: Diane Trister Dodge, Sherie Rudick and Kai-lee Berk