Infant/Todder, Twos & Preschool Curriculum
Instead of having our certified teachers and aides design a course of study each month on their own, we chose to invest big here — up to $60,000 per year — to license the nationally-approved curriculum: Pinnacle.
Written by Early Childhood experts with years of child care experience, Pinnacle Curriculum provides a research-based educational foundation for infants through elementary age. It also features the best all-around program elements for the children and Teachers.
Pinnacle is a guide for the daily curriculum of the Early Childhood classroom. It is designed to assist Teachers with program planning that encourages children to develop their emerging skills in all developmental areas. It offers activities for both group time and various learning centers, and Teachers have an abundance of ideas to enrich the learning centers in their classroom. The activities meet learning objectives that help children move toward their potential as they explore the materials and activities in the classroom.
Because Pinnacle Curriculum offers Teachers so many ideas in an easy-to-use format, the burden of program planning is lighter and more time is available for meeting the individual needs of each child.
Each month of curriculum contains five weeks of programming, centered on a specific theme and tailored to the development skills for each age group. The Teachers expand on them using their own creativity. From infant through pre-school, the themes grab your child’s attention as they grow their skills.
For more information on the Pinnacle Curriculum visit www.cceionline.com
Opening the World of Learning (OWL) is a comprehensive curriculum that covers all domains of early learning. The content of each unit is built around a carefully crafted daily routine within an activity-center day. Themes, skills, and concepts are developed through quality children’s fiction and nonfiction trade books. The consistent formant and features in every unit makes it easy for teachers to use and children to learn.
Consistent Unit Format & Features Include: Center Time, Small Groups, Conversations with Children, Story Time, Songs, Word Play, Letters, and Let’s Find Out About It.
After School Curriculum
CHARACTER COUNTS! And it should. Children are not born with good character. Good character is learned through direct teaching from those around us and by watching how others behave.
The CHARACTER COUNTS! program enables adults to teach the Six Pillars of Ethics –responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship — in ways that children of all ages may understand. This program provides a unified approach, which, in and of itself, strengthens the program.
For more information on CHARACTER COUNTS! and the National CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute, visit www.charactercounts.org.