Preschool Program is for 2 to 4 year-old children. Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 5 fundamental principles; they guide, practice and help us understand the reason for intentionally setting up and operating preschool programs in particular ways.
It is the positive interactions that help guide the intentional learning in the interest areas. This is one of our favorite positive interactions:
“Jo-Jo was a new child to our program, and after a few days, the teacher noticed that he liked playing with dump trucks. The teacher went over to the table where he was sitting and said, ‘Hi Jo-Jo, I have noticed that you like playing with dump trucks, can you tell me a little about this dump truck?’ He waited a few minutes and pushed the truck to the teacher, she then said ‘I see you have sand in this dump truck, how do you get it out?’ So she looked around the truck and said ‘Oh, I see, you use this lever to get the sand out of the dump truck!’ What the teacher did through this positive interaction was gain the child’s trust, taught him how to empty the truck and taught him a new word (lever).”