"Kids â€˜R' Kids uses The Creative Curriculum, a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschoolers. Using this framework, our teachers are able to teach in the ways that best match the way in which we know young children develop and learn.
Children learn best by doing, and The Creative Curriculum uses a developmental â€œhands-onâ€? approach built around weekly or monthly themes. During each week we address all areas of development: social, emotional, physical (large and small motor), cognitive and language development. Lesson plans are prepared weekly and posted in each classroom. The daily sheets provided for each child will reinforce the weekly theme and word of the week along with other activities so that you can reinforce this education at home.
There is a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Our classrooms are set up in a learning center configuration, which allows each child to choose activities in the different classroom areas. The activities in each learning center are planned by the teachers to facilitate discovery learning.
Our daily schedule includes large group, small group, and individual activities as well as learning center times. The children are guided and encouraged to learn new self-help skills, think for themselves, make choices, experiment, explore, make mistakes, and have a lot of fun in the process. Theses centers are very similar to what you will find in area kindergarten classrooms.
Excerpted from the preschool's website