The Children's Workshop's Mentoring Program is gaining momentum! We are very excited to launch our program this fall in the Central Falls school system. We...
The Children's Workshop Curriculum
The Children's Workshop Curriculum was developed by the company's top teachers and professionals. It is inspired by many of the principles of The Creative Curriculum and focuses on not only local state early learning standards, but also standards used across the country. Our curriculum emphasizes a child's ability to choose his or her educational activities in an intentional, play based environment.
Our curriculum focuses on five essential development domains:
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Artistic Development
- Cognitive Development
- Language & Literacy Development
Within each of these domains we define goals as well as performance indicators for each goal. In addition, we include "Learning in Action," which offers specific examples of how our teachers can assure these goals are met within their classrooms.
Our observation and assessment system is closely tied to this framework to ensure that our teachers are consistently working with the children to help them meet their goals and are attentively documenting their successes.
We strongly believe that children learn best when having fun so our curriculum emnphasizes play as the primary goal within all five developmental domains. Children learn vital life skills such as communication, comprehension, self regulation, and positive self awareness as well as essential academic skiills including music, art, life sciences, mathematics, reading and writing - all through PLAY!
Social and Emotional Skills
The Children’s Workshop values and respects the well-being of all children, their families, and staff members. We are proud to feature a positive behavior support model called The Children's Workshop Ways in our schools.
Our “Workshop Ways” is a model we proudly use and implement to ensure the social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral success for all children in our early learning centers.
This behavioral support model is based upon a research-based, nation wide initiative known as Positive Behavior Intervention & Support initiative (PBIS). We value the extreme importance for all children to gain the social and emotional skills they need in order to be successful life long learners. Our “Workshop Ways” model is a support system we believe provides all children with the opportunity to do so as well. Our system also offers a holistic approach to developing and understanding why children may engage in problem behavior and strategies for preventing it both within early childhood centers and at home as well. Parent involvement and support is a huge part of the success of Workshop Ways.
We have implemented Workshop Ways in all of our early learning centers. Check out this Press Release from when we started the program!
To learn more about Workshop Ways and PBIS, please visit the PBIS Overview.