The CDC's curriculum is a Play-Based Curriculum which also incorporates Cultural Learning. Research shows that a play-based curriculum plays an important and critical role in children's learning and development. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Play doesn't look the same for each child, as there is a wide variety of experiences offered at the CDC. Our school offers a dramatic play corner, stations with various activities using natural materials, and so much more. Your child’s brain doubles in size during his first year of life and is at 90% of its adult size by age 5. Research has shown that the quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years significantly shapes how their brains develop into adulthood. Experience Preschool Curriculum is designed to support you and the teacher to embrace your child’s natural sense of wonder and help him reach his unique potential as he discovers our diverse and beautiful world.
From the months of September through May, each month has its own focus, such as community workers, the importance of the water cycle, habitats, and more! During this time, we partner with various organizations in our community that allows us to provide a more hands-on experience for our preschoolers. We also learn about a continent each month, focusing on cultural awareness. There's no doubt that we live in an extremely diverse society. The more they can understand that our differences make us special, rather than scary, the more well-adjusted they'll be as they get older. Plus, it gives kids a way to express themselves and share what's special about them!