The Creative Curriculum®
The Creative Curriculum® is our choice in achieving academic excellence. The Creative Curriculum® 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. It is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
The Creative Curriculum® provides your child with the availability to become a part of the activity by allowing them to take in and produce work that reflects their understanding of the study unit. All work is a unique masterpiece!!!
Pre-K for All Curriculum:
Interdisciplinary Units of Study
Sholom applies the Pre-k for All research-based Interdisciplinary Units of Study. The units of study support children's learning in all domains using developmentally appropriate practices. The units are rooted from the Pre-K Foundation of the Common Core and build upon prior knowledge to increase their understanding of the world around them/ Scope and Sequence. The units follow and are co-dependent on prior taught units. They follow a systematic order; thereby, making the transition to the new study seamless. In addition, teachers are provided with sample units every month that gives them clear-cut information on appropriate center activities, books/texts, vocabulary words, questions and a myriad of information and resources and it aligns perfectly with our assessment system, TSG.
3-K For All Curriculum:
Grounded in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Explorations provide instructional opportunities for 3-K for All teaching staff, children, and families to connect, explore materials, and learn together. Explorations invite engagement in comprehensive, in-depth, play-based learning across domains. Topics and activities in the Explorations begin with routines and the classroom community then progress to more abstract ideas throughout the year.
Explorations are grounded in research on developmental expectations as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (ELOF), which outlines the skills, behaviors and concepts programs foster as they engage with our youngest learners. By using the three Explorations (1) our community, (2)our environment (3)our actions as written, programs will support all of the preschool goals included in the framework.