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The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care

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The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care

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For decades, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care has helped educators like you to design a high-quality program in your home that is responsive to the needs of children from birth to age 12. Now, there is new daily support from the only curriculum solution specifically designed to support the unique strengths and needs of home-based care.

Because it recognizes both the joys and challenges of providing home-based care and of providing a program that’s as equally responsive and nurturing for infants as it is for school-aged children, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care is the only research-based, high-quality curriculum that’s designed specifically for the unique family child care setting.

The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care Components

The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care: The Foundation are knowledge-building resources that provide an overview of everything you need to know to help understand best practices and create a vibrant, welcoming program for the children and families you serve.

  • Volume 1: The Foundation summarizes the research foundation for the curriculum and addresses five key aspects of the curriculum: how children develop and learn, how to organize your home and day, what children learn, caring and teaching, and partnering with families.
  • Volume 2: Routines and Experiences applies the five key aspects of The Creative Curriculum® to the routines and experiences that you offer children each day. Each chapter discusses what children are learning and offers suggestions of materials that can support children’s learning during the routines and experiences you regularly plan for as well as strategies for guiding children’s development and learning.
  • Volume 3: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade describes in detail the 38 objectives in The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care. These objectives, which are highly predictive of school success and are reflective of state early learning standards, include progressions for the whole of early childhood from birth through third grade.

The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care: Daily Resources are instructional tools that help support meaningful learning while still offering you flexibility to respond to children’s interests and abilities.

  • Intentional Teaching Cards™ (151) describe warm, playful and engaging experiences, in English and Spanish, that can be implemented throughout the day and across your routines and experiences.
  • Mighty Minutes® (100) are a collection of short, fun activities, tied to important objectives for development and learning, featuring songs, chants, rhymes, and games.
  • The Teaching Strategies® Children’s Book Collection (15 books) includes beloved classic tales and contemporary works by well-known authors that were chosen for their rich vocabulary, characters, storylines, and for the new ideas and meaningful content in their pages.
  • Book Discussion Cards™ (5) offer support for conducting multiple, effective read-alouds. They help you to explore language, literacy, and social–emotional concepts with children as you read.
  • Highlights High Five Bilingue™ (10) presents stories, poems, puzzles, and activities in English and in Spanish to support children who are learning both languages and to introduce Spanish to non-Spanish-speaking children.
  • Highlights Hello™ (24) is a publication with stories, poetry, and simple activities for very young children to enjoy with adults. Each book is made of safe and durable material and contains five separate sections, each with its own unique literacy experience.
  • Book Conversation Cards™ (34) help you actively engage children in conversation during read-alouds, offering strategies for you to use as you guide your children in learning experiences related to Highlights High Five Bilingu¨e™ and Highlights Hello™.
  • The Guide to The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care (1) introduces you to The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care with steps on how to start implementing the curriculum in your home-based setting. You will find details on the components that make up the curriculum and how everything will fit together to provide you with a seamless day of teaching.
  • The Resource Organizer (1) is a specially-designed binder that you can use to assemble all your materials you plan to use on a particular day.
  • Digital access to The Creative Curriculum® LearningGames®, which are proven, interactive games, intended for families with children up to age 5, that successfully promote fundamental early childhood learning through flexible and simple daily activities.
Authors

Diane Trister Dodge
Diane Trister Dodge, MS, is the founder of Teaching Strategies, LLC. She is the lead author of The Creative Curriculum® and many other Teaching Strategies resources. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher; served as the education coordinator for Head Start and child care programs in Mississippi and Washington, D.C.; and directed national projects in education and human services. Diane served on the Governing Board of NAEYC (1990–1994) and the Center for the Child Care Workforce (1995–2002), and was a member of the D.C. Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development (1984–2009). In 2004, she received the Bank Street College Alumni Association Recognition Award for outstanding accomplishments in the field of education. In 2010, Diane was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for her lifetime contributions to education.

 

Laura Colker
Laura J. Colker, EdD, is an early childhood education author and trainer. She has co-authored The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care, and The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum assessment systems. In addition to writing curricula, she has designed training materials, assessment programs, and instructional videos for teachers, supervisory staff, and families. Currently she serves as a contributing editor on NAEYC’s journal for preschool teachers, Teaching Young Children. Dr. Colker has taught courses on child development issues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

Sherrie Rudick
Sherrie Rudick has more than 25 years' experience with early childhood and Head Start programs. During that time, she has been a teacher, child development center director, licensing specialist, trainer, reviewer, materials developer, and consultant. As a trainer, she has developed and conducted both individual training sessions and training conferences on the local, regional and national levels. Sherrie has developed materials that have been distributed nationally by the Department of the Army and the Head Start Bureau. At the American Institutes for Research, she helped develop the Head Start Bureau's PRISM process, and was one of the lead trainers for the project.  She was project director for training on Head Start's Moving Ahead curriculum. She is co-author of Putting the Pro in Protégé, a Guide To Mentoring in Head Start. At Teaching Strategies, she co-authored The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos; A Trainer's Guide to The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos; The Implementation and Planning Tool for The Creative Curriculum for Infants. Toddlers & Twos; The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care; and Teaching Strategies’ eCDA program.

 

Diane C. Burts

Diane C. Burts, EdD, is a former preschool, Head Start, kindergarten, and university teacher, as well as professor emeritus of human ecology at Louisiana State University. She is former director of the LSU Preschool Laboratory, Grace Drews Lehmann professor, and division head of family, child, and consumer sciences. She was the endowed chair and director of the Emma Eccles Jones Center for Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. Dr. Burts is co-editor of the book Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held roles as Teaching Strategies’ Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment, Chief Product Officer and Chief Academic Officer, during which time she co-authored many of Teaching Strategies’ most impactful solutions, including the GOLD® assessment system, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten (in press).

Cate Heroman

Cate Heroman, MEd, has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher as well as an administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education, providing leadership, training, technical assistance, and support in the areas of early childhood and elementary education. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3–5; Helping Children Rebound: Strategies for Preschool Teachers After the 2005 Hurricanes; Building Your Baby’s Brain; Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach, and numerous others.

Heather Baker

Heather Baker, MLS, has cared for infants and toddlers, and worked with preschool-aged children doing project-based investigations. As a Teaching Strategies consultant and staff member, Heather has co-authored publications, such as Come Cook With Me and the Get Fit! Kit, and also helped develop The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Teaching Strategies GOLD® online, and numerous professional development sessions.

 

Toni Bickart
Toni Bickart, MS, is co-author of Teaching Strategies' newest products: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system. She is also a co-author of Building the Primary Classroom; Math Right From the Start; Reading Right From the Start; and What Every Parent Needs to Know About 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades. During more than 18 years at Teaching Strategies, she has been responsible for product development and production and provided professional development services, keynote speeches, and workshops at schools around the country.

Patton O. Tabors
Patton O. Tabors, EdD, retired in 2005 as Principal Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has directed research and published numerous articles and several books for academic and practitioner audiences, including One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language and Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School (co-edited with David Dickinson).

 

Steve Sanders
Steve Sanders is a Professor and Director of the School of Physical Education & Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. Throughout his career, he has promoted the idea of being physically active for life. He has also written many papers and several books about movement programs for young children. In 2005, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education presented Dr. Sanders with its Distinguished Service Award.

 

Clarissa Martinez

Clarissa G Martínez is a Content Development Associate at Teaching Strategies, where she creates materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches and administrators. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an administrator and trainer at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She recently co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition, and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.

 

Erin Seagraves

Erin Seagraves, MS, has been a preschool teacher in a variety of programs including Head Start and has served as a center director. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Erin worked in early intervention, supporting families of infants, toddlers, and twos who had concerns about their child’s development through their Early Intervention process. Now at Teaching Strategies, Erin creates materials that support teachers, coaches, and administrators, most recently co-authoring Coaching to Fidelity, Infant, Toddlers & Twos Edition.