Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
The goal of Creative Expressions is the holistic development of your child. We employ a developmentally appropriate curriculum that provides time for intellectual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through hands-on activities such as arts & crafts, children build creative foundations. Younger preschoolers enjoy tactile fun experimenting and exploring their environment using their gross motor skills, e.g., painting, sand and water play, biking, climbing, building, and music and movement, etc.
The older preschoolers are encouraged to use independent thinking skills and self-help skills, using a variety of materials incorporating science and math and hands-on activities.
Children are encouraged to explore materials and are given the opportunity to make independent choices in a child-centered environment. In addition, they are also encouraged to develop social interaction with their peers through play. This approach encourages autonomy and self-esteem, and develops the child’s ability to handle feeling in a socially acceptable manner.
Play is an important time for all children to have fun, but also through play children learn skills such as problem-solving, math and science, which are also are all incorporated throughout their play as they experiment with various materials and develop their independent thinking skills. Children learn as much from free play as from more formal activities. Play develops many skills and concepts that children will need throughout their lives. We therefore balance our daily schedule with both teacher-directed and child-directed activities.
A Positive Approach to Discipline
Our teachers model the behavior that is required of the child. Positive discipline methods encourage and support the child in acceptable behavior rather than punish them for unacceptable behavior. Our number one task for teachers is to teach the children how to behave appropriately by using positive language and positive reinforcement. Rewarding positive behavior creates a positive atmosphere and good will among the children.