ERIC Number: ED482870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2004
A Trainer's Guide to the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Volume 1: Getting Started.
Jones, Candy; Dodge, Diane Trister
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive resource for establishing and sustaining a quality preschool program. The first of two volumes of trainer's guides to The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, this book offers detailed workshops and handouts on the foundation of the curriculum, four of the five components of the curriculum framework, and application of the framework to children's interest areas. The guide is designed to support program administrators, education coordinators, and staff development specialists who are responsible for helping teachers learn about and implement the curriculum as well as to assist educators who wish to incorporate workshop activities into courses and seminars. The first section of the guide provides guidance in developing a plan for implementing the Creative Curriculum. The remainder of the guide presents the workshops, designed to be conducted in 30- to 90-minute sessions involving individual, dyad, and group activities. Part 1 contains workshops on the foundation of the curriculum and four of the five components of the curriculum framework: (1) "Setting the Stage"; (2) "How Children Develop and Learn"; (3) "The Learning Environment"; (4) "The Teacher's Role"; and (5) "The Family's Role." Part 2 includes workshops on 11 learning centers or interest areas: blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors. Each workshop series addresses how children's development and learning are fostered through play in the interest area; how to organize and equip the area; and how the teacher supports, promotes, and extends children's learning. A chart identifies points to be covered in each workshop, the needed materials and supplies, pages from the curriculum that are referenced, and the approximate amount of time required. Workshop instructions include preparation steps, introduction, workshop activities, and summary points. Appended is a master set of continuum cards for copying. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Guides, Early Experience, Family Role, Leaders Guides, Learning Centers (Classroom), Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Role, Workshops
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($39.95; Teaching Strategies web site 15% discount, $33.96). Tel: 800-637-3652 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-362-7543; Fax: 202-364-7273; Web site: http://www.TeachingStrategies.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teaching Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For the 4th edition of the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers, see PS 030 856.