Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum® for Infants & Toddlers – provides a comprehensive framework that emphasizes that relationships between caregivers/teachers and children and their families form the basis of curriculum for very young children. This engagement is designed to engage your child’s cognitive, social-emotional and physical development. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate experiences, engaging classroom spaces and responsive teacher-child relationships.

The Creative Curriculum® for Early Childhood – describes and demonstrates how to plan a developmentally appropriate program focusing on ten well-organized interest areas. Its underlying philosophy draws from Jean Piaget’s work on cognitive development, Erik Erikson’s stages of socio-emotional development, and accepted theories of how children learn best. The approach is practical, easy-to-understand, and immediately applicable to a variety of settings.

At Bethlehem we align our curriculum with The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards are voluntary standards that were designed to help centers develop programs and curriculum to help ensure that children are exposed to activities and opportunities that will prepare them for success in school and into the future. The Standards are primarily intended as guidance on developmentally appropriate expectations and are not intended to be used as a checklist to gauge a child’s progress.