CLASSROOM CURRICULUM
2018-2019 Academic Year
Timberlake Christian Preschool has implemented the Creative Curriculum as a means for developing classroom curriculum. The Creative Curriculum is an inquiry, play-based curriculum framework, aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines. The Creative Curriculum is presented in two forms, Preschool and then Infant, Toddlers, Two.  The Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum that aligns with our assessment tool and is recognized by Washington State’s Department of Early Learning.
 
The course framework of the Creative Curriculum is the foundation of Timberlake Christian Preschool’s curriculum philosophy.
  • How Children Develop and Learn
  • The Learning Environment
  • What Children Learn
  • The Teacher’s Role
  • The Family’s Role
Infant, Toddlers, Twos
Teachers will design and implement curriculum that is often a weekly topic that supports and shapes strong social-emotional skills. The curriculum is presented through enriched interactions, free play, and classroom environment.
Preschool
In a preschool classroom the curriculum is presented in multiple developmentally appropriate forms. Children are introduced to an overarching topic for investigation and discovery. This topic is then broken down into several week sub-groups where the children dive deeper into the all-encompassing topic. The topic is presented to the children through morning circle, small group instruction, large group instruction, free play, enriched interactions, and classroom environment. 
Pre-Kindergarten
As our young children progress into the Pre K classroom, they begin the journey of learning the language of elementary school. Our curriculum provides for full integration of the Creative Curriculum, with an emphasis on language arts and mathematics, as well as on the social-emotional, spiritual and physical development. With an understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of every child, our ECE qualified teachers provide a nurturing environment where each child can develop individually. The primary skills that motivate formal instruction shape the core of the academic curriculum. 
Transitional Kindergarten
The TK program offers the young student an additional year to develop and learn in an environment that supports differences in early childhood education development. The objectives of the program are to foster each child’s:
  • Self-assurance in his/her learning ability
  • Opportunity for kindergarten readiness
  • Positive relationships with peers
  • Develop a positive self-image
  • Form constructive social and effective relationships with their peers through collaborative play situation
  • Build on self-direction and assume responsibility for themselves and their environments
  •  Develop vocabulary, listening, speaking and memory skills, and the ability to follow directions
  • These are the vital building blocks that lead to success in learning.

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