ERIC Number: ED293631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood.
Dodge, Diane Trister; And Others
This curriculum guide for teachers of young children provides a framework that sets forth the program's philosophy, goals, and objectives for children, as well as guidelines for teaching that address all aspects of a child's development (socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical). It attempts to offer teachers the guidance, support, and freedom to be creative and spontaneous with children. The curriculum focuses on helping the teacher provide a rich, carefully organized environment with opportunities for developmentally appropriate activities. After a general description of: (1) the philosophy and theory underlying the curriculum; (2) the goals and objectives; (3) the physical environment; (4) the teacher's role; (5) planning the daily program; and (6) the parent's role, the curriculum focuses on interest areas and describes in detail what and how children learn and the teacher's role in using each of the interest centers. These centers include blocks, house corner, table toys, art, sand and water, library corner, and outdoors. Two appendices include sample letters to parents and audiovisual resources for the curriculum. (PCB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Teaching, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Teaching Strategies, P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($39.95, plus $4.00 postage and handling. No charge for postage and handling on prepaid orders. Discount on orders over 20 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Creative Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.