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. 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 gladly 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!
STEAM - our 3-5-year-olds participate in a 30-minute session of STEAM daily. We believe that art is just as important as reading, writing, science and all other areas of learning.