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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning curriculum for preschool success. Comprising The Foundation, five research-based volumes that provide the knowledge base of the curriculum, and the Daily Resources, which offer step-by-step guidance in the form of Teaching Guides and additional daily teaching tools, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards.

Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

  • is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state.
  • presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education.
  • offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
  • offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
  • offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.
  • contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Components

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: The Foundation provides the theory and research foundation of the curriculum and helps teachers set up their classrooms. They contain everything teachers need to know in order to build and implement a high-quality preschool program.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Daily Resources provide step-by-step guidance in the form of Teaching Guides, Intentional Teaching Cards™, and additional daily teaching tools. These resources offer a wealth of ideas and detailed plans for filling every day with meaningful and engaging experiences for all of the children in your program.

Six Teaching Guides provide daily support for the entire school year, offering comprehensive, detailed plans that each span several weeks and guide teachers moment-by-moment through the day.

Intentional Teaching Cards provide playful and engaging activities with directions to help teachers individualize each activity to meet the unique needs of every learner. 

Mighty Minutes™ help teachers turn every minute of the day into learning opportunities, intentionally promoting language, literacy, math, science, social studies, and physical skills during “in-between” times.

The Teaching Strategies Children’s Book Collection features beloved classic tales, contemporary works by award-winning authors and illustrators, and original nonfiction titles for use during high-quality read-alouds. Download a list of all the books in the Children's Book Collection. (PDF)

Book Discussion Cards™ explain how to read and talk about selected books in the Teaching Strategies Children’s Book Collection, helping teachers make the most of repeated, interactive read-alouds with children.

The Teaching Strategies Children’s eBook Collection (DVD) features English and Spanish titles in the Children’s Book Collection that have been adapted for the eLearning environment.

The Resource Organizer is a specially designed binder in which resources for the day can be assembled, keeping them close at hand.

The Getting Started DVD offers a brief introduction and overview of each component of the System to help every educator begin implementation.

The Guide to The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool provides a thorough overview of each System component and explains how everything works together to help teachers build high-quality programs for children.

The Classroom and Family Resources CD-ROM offers built-in opportunities to involve families, containing Letters to Families, Weekly Plans, and LearningGames® in both English and Spanish.

More Information

Look inside The Creative Curriculum for Preschool in our Touring Guide. (English | Spanish)

Index for The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Fifth Edition: Volumes 1-5 (PDF)

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.

Carol Aghayan
Carol Aghayan, MS, has been teaching preschoolers and early childhood educators for more than 25 years at Louisiana State University and Louisiana Technical College. She uses The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and trains teachers across the country in its use. Carol is a co-author of the The Creative Curriculum for Preschool and The Coach’s Guide to The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Her preschool classroom is featured in The Creative Curriculum for Preschool In Action! DVD.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke, MA, is the Chief Academic Officer at Teaching Strategies. She has taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs. Before joining Teaching Strategies she was the program administrator for a multisite preschool organization. In addition to her local and national work as an early childhood trainer and consultant, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Honolulu Community College and Pacific Oaks College. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; and The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Juanita Copley
Juanita Copley, PhD, served as a consultant for the National Head Start Bureau in Washington, D.C., working with their new mathematics initiative for young children. She was a professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in the College of Education at the University of Houston and a program coordinator of early childhood in that college. She has written and edited five books about early childhood mathematics, including The Young Child and Mathematics (author), Showcasing Mathematics for the Young Child (author and editor), Mathematics in the Early Years (editor), and Mathematics: The Creative Curriculum® Approach (co-author).

 

Judith Dighe
Judith Dighe is an early childhood consultant working with Head Start and child care programs. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a teacher and education specialist with the Head Start/Prekindergarten Unit, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools. She has written articles for Young Children and other publications and is a frequent presenter at local and national workshops and conferences.

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.

Candy Jones
Candy Jones, MEd, has worked in the field of early childhood education for 32 years. She is an author of A Trainer’s Guide to the Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach; A Trainer’s Guide to the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Volume II, Literacy; and Mathematics: The Creative Curriculum Approach. She is an experienced trainer; former preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade teacher; and state early childhood specialist for the Louisiana Department of Education.

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).

Research

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn. Download our theory and research foundation papers, below, for more information about the research base of our comprehensive resources.

  • Effectiveness Study: The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (PDF)

Theory Papers

  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Executive Function (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Letter Knowledge (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Phonological Awareness (PDF)
  • The Importance of the Assessment Cycle in The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (PDF)

Research Foundation Papers

  • Research Foundation: The Creative Curriculum® (PDF)
  • Research Foundation: Language and Literacy (PDF)
  • Research Foundation: Mathematics at Teaching Strategies (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Research Foundation English- and Dual-Language Learners (PDF)

Complete list of our research showing the link between curriculum and assessment.

Alignments

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is aligned with state and national early learning standards and guidelines. Please select the relevant alignment document from the list below to download the documents in PDF. If you do not see the alignment you want, please revisit this page at a later date or contact a member of our Customer Solutions Team.

Army

  • August 2013 Army Child, Youth & School Services Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program: Early Learning Standards for Children Entering Kindergarten (PDF)

Department of Defense

  • August 2013 U.S. DoDEA, Early Childhood Education Content Standards (PDF)

Head Start

  • August 2012 Alignment of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool With Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS™) (PDF)
  • November 2011 Alignment of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Objectives for Development and Learning with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (PDF)
  • August 2013 Alignment of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (PDF)

Early Head Start

  • May 2014 Early Head Start- School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers (PDF)

State Alignments (click on a state below)

Armed Forces Americas

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Puerto Rico

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Alabama

October 2013 Alabama Developmental Standards for Preschool Children (PDF)

October 2013 Alabama Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Alaska

October 2013 State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Arizona

September 2013 Arizona Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Arkansas

March 2014 Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framework for 3 and 4 Year Old Children (PDF)

California

April 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1 (PDF)

May 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2 (PDF)

May 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3 (PDF)

July 2014 California's Desired Results Developmental Profile (PDF)

Colorado

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Connecticut

October 2013 The Connecticut Framework (PDF)

Delaware

October 2013 Delaware Early Learning Foundations: Preschool for School Success (PDF)

District of Columbia

October 2013 District of Columbia Early Learning Standards for Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

July 2013 District of Columbia Common Core Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Florida

October 2013 Florida Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

May 2014 Florida Early Learning and Development Standards for Four-Year-Olds (PDF)

Georgia

August 2013 Georgia's Pre-K Program Content Standards (PDF)

March 2014 Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Hawaii

June 2013 Hawai'i Early Learning and Developmental Standards (PDF)

Idaho

NEW July 2013 Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines (PDF)

Indiana

October 2013 Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards (PDF)

Iowa

April 2014 Iowa Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Kansas

April 2014 Kansas Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Kentucky

NEW July 2013 Kentucky Early Childhood Standards (PDF)

Louisiana

June 2013 Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (PDF)

August 2013 Louisiana's Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

December 2013 Louisiana's Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Maine

NEW July 2013 Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Maryland

July 2013 Maryland Model for School Readiness- Prekindergarten (PDF)

March 2014 Maryland Healthy Beginnings: Birth through Three Years of Age (PDF)

Massachusetts

August 2013 Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences (PDF)

April 2014 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for ELA and Mathematics (PDF)

Minnesota

NEW July 2013 Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota's Early Learning Standards 2005 (PDF)

Mississippi

April 2014 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving 3-4 year old Children (PDF)

June 2013 Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children (PDF)

June 2013 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three year-olds (PDF)

August 2013 Mississippi Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines for Three Year Old Children (PDF)

Missouri

June 2013 Missouri Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Montana

July 2013 Montana Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

July 2014 Montana Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Nebraska

September 2013 Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5 (PDF)

New Jersey

June 2013 New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards  (PDF)

Nevada

June 2013 Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Standards (PDF)

New Hampshire

NEW July 2013 New Hampshire Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

New Mexico

March 2014 New Mexico PreK Early Learning Outcomes (PDF)

May 2014 New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines Birth through Kindergarten (PDF)

New York

June 2013 New York State Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

NEW June 2013 New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PDF)

North Carolina

June 2014 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development (PDF)

North Dakota

NEW July 2013 North Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Ohio

June 2013 Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

January 2014 Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Oklahoma

June 2013 Oklahoma C3 Standards (PASS): Prekindergarten (PDF)

Oregon

July 2013 Oregon Early Childhood Foundations - Ages 3 to 5 (PDF)

Pennsylvania

September 2013 Pennsylvania Keystone Child Outcomes Framework: Infant/Toddler (PDF)

September 2013 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood (PDF)

Rhode Island

April 2014 Rhode Island's Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

May 2014 Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

South Carolina

June 2013 South Carolina Early Learning Standards for 3, 4, and 5 Year-Old Children (PDF)

South Dakota

June 2013 South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Tennessee

June 2013 The Revised Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (PDF)

Texas

June 2013 Texas Guidelines Curriculum Alignment (PDF)

March 2014 Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (PDF)

Utah

April 2014 Utah's Early Childhood Core Standards (PDF)

November 2013 Utah's Early Childhood Core Standards (PDF)

Vermont

October 2013 Vermont Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Virginia

May 2014 Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning (PDF)

Washington

June 2013 Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines (PDF)

West Virginia

July 2013 Early Learning Standards Framework for West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

Wisconsin

October 2013 Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Wyoming

June 2014 Wyoming Early Learning Foundations (PDF)

Illinois

May 2014 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool (PDF)

Michigan

April 2014 Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten (PDF)  

June 2014 Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Preschool (PDF)