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The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos is a comprehensive, research based curriculum that provides developmentally appropriate practice and offers nurturing daily routines and meaningful experiences that meet children’s strengths, interests, and needs. Nationally known for its forward-thinking, rigorously researched model, The Creative Curriculum® has been trusted for decades by early childhood educators across the country. It focuses on providing responsive, intentional care while honoring and respecting the role that teachers and caregivers play in helping children develop secure attachments and gain confidence as learners.
Routines and Experiences
The framework that guides The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has routines and experiences at its center. That’s because the routines and experiences that structure each day, and the responsive care and teaching provided during these times, are what enable children to develop a secure attachment with the important people in their lives and gain confidence in themselves as learners.
The objectives are organized into nine areas of development and learning. Four of these areas focus on child development: social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and language. The remaining five areas focus on content learning, which has its roots even in these younger years. While some of these skills are ones that children will begin acquiring in preschool, teachers and caregivers support content learning from infancy by creating a language rich environment, building trusting relationships, and individualizing the experiences that they provide throughout the day on the basis of children’s strengths, needs, and interests.
Before beginning any journey, you need to know where you are heading. When implementing the curriculum, the objectives for development and learning is our guide. These objectives define the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that children will acquire in our Infant, Toddler and Twos program. The progressions span the years from birth through kindergarten, so teachers and caregivers can consider full developmental sequences as they scaffold children’s learning and track children’s progress.