ERIC Number: ED443589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Connecting Content, Teaching, and Learning. A Supplement to the Creative Curriculum[R] for Early Childhood, 3rd Edition.
Dodge, Diane Trister; Colker, Laura J.; Heroman, Cate
The Creative Curriculum for early childhood education is a teaching framework that addresses children's emotional, cognitive, and physical development. This supplement to the Creative Curriculum is designed to enhance teachers' effectiveness in understanding how content is linked to teaching and learning in a developmentally appropriate curriculum and to explain to parents, administrators, funders, and the public how and what children are learning. Chapter 1 of the book, "Curriculum Goals and Objectives," defines the revised goals and objectives and shows what growth to expect in 3- to 5-year-olds, including those not at a typical level of development. Chapter 2, "How Content Standards Can Broaden Curriculum," provides an overview of key components of national and state standards in each subject area: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. This chapter illustrates the connection between content standards and the goals and objectives, and gives examples of how teachers promote learning in the context of everyday classroom experiences. Chapter 3, "Returning to the Curriculum," focuses on the environmental approach to curriculum, offering concrete ideas on how to set up an environment and help children learn. This chapter also examines how teachers use interest areas and studies to promote learning, and how to individualize the curriculum. The supplement's five appendices include a copy of the curriculum goals and objectives, the Creative Curriculum developmental continuum, detailed information on gross motor development, a planning form for individualizing, and charts for aligning individual program requirements with the content standards and the Creative Curriculum. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Processes, Objectives, Play, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Standards
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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