Curriculum Requirements

Our Curriculum:
· Uses developmentally appropriate practices that stimulates the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the child.

“What is Developmentally appropriate practice? Creating a caring community of learners, one that is inclusive, safe, and orderly and emphasizes social relationships. Teaching to enhance development, and leaning by respecting children’s individual differences, fostering collaboration among peers, facilitating development of self-regulation, and structuring an intellectually engaging environment. It means establishing reciprocal, supportive, relationships with families, including sharing information, supporting families in times of stress, linking them with support services and recognizing the complexity and importance child rearing.” ( Source: Brain Research and Early Childhood Development: A primer for Developmentally Appropriate Practice By Kathleen Cranley Gallagher; Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children July 2005) Next Page >