Principles of Creative Curriculum
At Fisher, we use a creative curriculum, guided by these principles:
- Develop and maintain a trusting relationship with each child.
- Implement nurturing, trust-building routines.
- Provide responsive caregiving to meet the individual needs of children.
- Provide learning experiences that help children feel competent.
- Offer children appropriate choices and challenges.
- Assign primary caregivers to infants and toddlers, to help build trusting, loving relationships.
- Talk with children, even before they understand anything you are saying.
- Respond to children’s attempts to communicate.
- Help children express their emotions appropriately.
- Provide many opportunities for pretend play.
Five additional fundamental principles guide practice and help teachers to understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and structuring preschool programs in specific ways.
- Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
- Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
- Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
- The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
- Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.