HOW TO ENROLL
CREATIVE CURRICULUM by Teaching Strategies
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
PHILOSOPHIES: We believe that children learn through active exploration of their environment; therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning.
GOALS: We aim to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
DEVELOPMENT: We strive to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills through literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology.
APPROACH: We use both child-initiated learning and teacher-directed approaches as we plan activities, organize the environment, select appropriate toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and interact with children.
ENVIRONMENT: We create an environment that invites children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment. Our environment is continually assessed using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale and features the following learning centers: Dramatic Play (Housekeeping); Blocks; Manipulative/Table Toys; Art; Sand, Water & Rice; Library; Music; Writing Center; Computers; Outdoors; Science Discovery; Listening Center; Large Motor Area; Trains/Doll House.
SEE WHAT WE TEACH
Every day is an adventure at STEAM Preschool! From our engaging and bright classrooms to our exciting hands-on activities, your child will develop a love for life-long learning! At STEAM Preschool, our educational philosophies are rooted in the following curriculum:
Get Set For School
Handwriting Without Tears
GET SET FOR SCHOOL by Handwriting Without Tears
Get Set for School is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and hands-on, multi-sensory materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy.
PHILOSOPHIES: We believe that children learn through movement and participation.
GOALS: We aim to encourage children’s imagination, independence, and active learning.
DEVELOPMENT: We strive to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills through three programs: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math.
READINESS & WRITING: This program incorporates child-friendly teaching strategies, such as using music and movement to bring lessons to life, and multi-sensory manipulatives to build fine and gross motor skills. Our readiness and writing lessons teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, capital letter and number formation. All these skills are critical to good emotional and social development and future academic performance.
LANGUAGE & LITERACY: Our language and literacy program actively teaches syllables, names and sounds of letters, words linked to content, new words in spoken language, how to respond to simple questions, and how to have discussions and share ideas. Children also learn the difference between drawing and writing, associate books with reading, ‘read’ environmental print, and ultimately learn the many benefits of early reading and writing. Children also learn to identify letter symbols, both capital and lowercase, by letter names. They learn how these “symbols” work together to form printed words and how printed words related to spoken language.
NUMBERS & MATH: With playful manipulatives, music, and rhymes, our numbers and math program teaches counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem solving, and even Pre-K geometry skills. The program helps students build number sense right from the start. They also get time to play with real objects and test their ideas so that math becomes real and meaningful. Children also develop oral language that helps them learn about and express math concepts.