ERIC Number: ED348135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Supervisors and Trainers on Implementing "The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood."
Dodge, Diane Trister; Goldhammer, Marilyn
This guide is designed for supervisors and trainers who are helping teachers of young children implement the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood: a curriculum that is based on child development theory and is developmentally appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children. The guide gives particular emphasis to a carefully organized, rich environment. Part 1 addresses aspects of supervision, and discusses: (1) issues related to introducing the curriculum to administrators, staff, and parents, including the standards of the profession and the advantages of an environmentally based curriculum; (2) issues concerning working with staff, including self-motivation, teacher evaluation, and conferences; and (3) classroom visits as a way to support teachers in implementation of the curriculum. Part 2 provides specific workshop outlines and handouts for providing training sessions on the Creative Curriculum. Subject matter includes workshop strategies and outlines for eight specific workshops. Block workshops provide teachers with an opportunity to discover the many values of block play in the classroom. House corner workshops focus on dramatic play. Sand and water workshops help teachers and parents to appreciate the value of these materials in children's learning and development. The other workshop outlines are outdoor play, library, art, table toy and setting the stage workshops. (GLR)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Parent Participation, Physical Environment, Preschool Children, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Supervisors, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Training Methods
Gryphon House Inc., P.O. Box 275, Mt. Ranier, MD 20712.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Association Educ of Young Children; Socioemotional Development
Note: For the related curriculum, see ED 342 487.