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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, 6th Edition, with Daily Resources

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Comprising of The Foundation, six knowledge-building volumes that help teachers set up a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices, so they’re ready to support every child, every day, and the Daily Resources, which offer step-by-step guidance in the form of Teaching Guides and additional daily teaching tools that help teachers plan and manage their days so they're always supporting children’s learning and development and promoting positive outcomes. 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 now show the seamless progression of learning and development across the whole of the early childhood years, in every area that’s critical to children’s future success.
  • 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.
  • Spanish and bilingual editions are also available.

What’s New in the Sixth Edition

More Support for Building Knowledge

  • We updated The Foundation to keep pace with new research and the evolving needs of early childhood educators.
  • A brand-new volume, Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts, helps teachers encourage children to make and test hypotheses, develop skills for using technology, explore their world and the people in it, and engage their creative thinking skills.

More Progressions

  • The Objectives for Development & Learning has newly expanded progressions for first, second, and third grade, enabling teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.

More Daily Resources

  • More options for engaging children in project-based investigations, including five brand-new studies of fascinating and familiar topics and new daily plans that offer teachers guidance for every part of their day. More resources for promoting language and literacy skills, more tools for adapting activities to each learner, and more support for integrating learning into every part of the day.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Components

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: The Foundation is the “what” and “why” of high-quality early childhood education, helping teachers build a comprehensive understanding of best classroom practices. The Foundation includes six volumes including:

  • Volume 1: The Foundation presents all the information teachers need to set up their programs. It summarizes the research foundation for the curriculum and addresses the five key areas of the curriculum: how children develop and learn, the learning environment, what children learn, caring and teaching, and partnering with families.
  • Volume 2: Interest Areas discusses the 10 classroom interest areas and the outdoors, suggesting appropriate materials and presenting teachers with ways to promote children's development and learning.
  • Volume 3: Literacy gives teachers the latest research-based strategies for supporting early literacy learning, helping them to teach intentionally and incorporate language and literacy learning into everyday classroom experiences.
  • Volume 4: Mathematics explains the components and process skills of mathematics and provides teachers with practical strategies for promoting mathematics learning throughout the day.
  • Volume 5: Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts offers support that helps teachers encourage children to make and test hypotheses, develop skills for using technology, explore their world and the people in it, and engage their creative thinking skills.
  • Volume 6: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade now show the seamless progression of learning and development across the whole of the early childhood years, in every area that’s critical to children’s future success.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, 6th Edition, with 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.
  • 201 Intentional Teaching Cards provide playful and engaging activities with directions to help teachers individualize each activity to meet the unique needs of every learner. Download a list of all of the Intentional Teaching Cards™ (PDF).
  • 100 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. Download a list of all the Mighty Minutes® and More Mighty Minutes® (PDF).
  • The Teaching Strategies® Children’s Book Collection features 79 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).
  • 22 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. Download a list of all the books in the Book Discussion Cards™ (PDF).
  • The Teaching Strategies® Children’s eBook Collection (DVD) features 30 eBooks with 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 Guide to The Creative Curriculum® 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 Online Portal offers built-in opportunities to involve families, containing Letters to Families, Weekly Plans, and LearningGames® in both English and Spanish. Available via a password-protected online link.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Expanded Daily Resources

  • 5 new Teaching Guides featuring studies on Simple Machines, Insects, Tubes and Tunnels, Signs, and Sand.
  • 50 new Intentional Teaching Cards
  • 25 new Fiction Books, with 15 new Book Discussion Cards
  • A new 5-part Nonfiction Book Series to correspond with the new Teaching Guides
  • More Mighty Minutes® with 100 new activities
  • Highlights High Five Bilingue set of 10 issues with an additional 10 issues to share with families, and corresponding Book Conversation Cards

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Deluxe Edition

  • Have it all: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, 6th Edition, with Daily Resources + the Expanded Daily Resources
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.

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.

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).

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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).