ERIC Number: ED437138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
El Curriculo Creativo, para Educacion Preescolar. Tercera Edicion (The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood. Third Edition).
Dodge, Diane Trister; Colker, Laura J.
This Spanish-language teaching guide provides early childhood teachers with a philosophy and guidelines for teaching that address children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The guide describes a curriculum that offers teachers guidance, support, and freedom to be creative and responsive with children, and provides children, including disabled children, a carefully organized and rich developmental environment. Topics discussed in Part 1 are: (1) the philosophy of the creative curriculum; (2) goals and objectives of children's development; (3) the physical environment of the classroom; (4) methods for meeting the needs of individual children; (5) schedule and routines; (6) the organization of children's learning; and (7) parents' role in the creative curriculum. Part 2 describes in detail what and how children learn, and the teacher's role in supporting children's development by means of the following interest areas: block play, house play, table toys, art, sand and water, library, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors. Appendices include a child development and learning checklist and a list of 80 resources for further reading. A 37-minute companion video, with Spanish subtitles, focuses on how the classroom environment facilitates the creative curriculum, detailing elements of the learning centers listed above. (HTH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Physical Development, Social Development, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Role, Young Children
Gryphon House, Inc., P.O. Box 207, Beltsville, MD 20704-0207 ($39.95; a 37-minute VHS videotape accompanies this guide). Tel: 800-838-0928 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teaching Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Published by Teaching Strategies, Inc. For English version, see ED 342 487. "With the collaboration of: Marilyn Goldhammer, Judy Jablon, and Carol Copple." Videotape not available from ERIC.