Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($19.95, checklist; $14.95 (set of 10), classroom profile; $14.95 (set of 20), progress and planning form). Tel: 800-637-3652 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-362-7543; Fax: 202-364-7273; Web site: http://www.teachingstrategies.com.
The Creative Curriculum for preschool education is a teaching framework that addresses children's emotional, cognitive, and physical development. This checklist is designed for use in assessing how well the curriculum is being implemented as intended and includes a classroom profile form and a progress and planning form. The implementation checklist is designed for various uses by early childhood teachers, administrators/supervisors, and trainers. The introduction to the checklist describes its development and use of the checklist and related forms. The checklist itself is divided into five sections: (1) physical environment; (2) structure; (3) teacher-child interactions; (4) assessment; and (5) family involvement. Each of these sections includes descriptions of what to observe in the classroom and symbols indicating which items require specific interview questions or documentation requests. The classroom profile form enables administrators/supervisors to maintain records on individual classrooms. The progress and planning form can be used to guide teachers in their implementation of the curriculum. A glossary concludes the checklist. (KB)
For Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th edition, see PS 030 856.