The Children's Workshop Emergent 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 not only on local state early learning standards, but on standards used across the country as well.
Our curriculum emphasizes a child’s ability to choose his or her educational activities in an intentional, play-based environment. We are focused on a holistic approach to child care that offers more than a traditional day care center; we strive to help your child get a head start in learning.
Our Curriculum Focuses on 5 Essential Development Domains:
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Artistic Development
- Cognitive Development
- Language & Literacy Development
Within each of these domains we define goals, and then create 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 emphasizes 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. We also incorporate essential academic skills including music, art, life sciences, mathematics, reading and writing – all through PLAY!
Here at The Children’s Workshop, we offer programs for our students known as, “Enrichment Programs.” From categories including music and art, to science and biology, our students receive extra-curricular opportunities for educational activities. Below is a general list of visitors that help enrich the learning experiences of our students!
- Petting Zoos
- Carnival Party
- Marine Biology Centers
- & more!