The curriculum we use at Koala Kare is The Creative Curriculum ®. This curriculum is an excellent program designed to learn through play and teacher directed small group activities. Pre- k and Infant & toddlers use different Developmental Continuum's which outlines the goals and objectives for each age group.   

Play is an extremely important role in the creative curriculum because through play children learn and grow.  By allowing children's play to take place in large blocks of time children are given opportunities to mimic, pretend, experiment, problem solve, cooperate and work on relationships with-in a group.      

 



   




Infants and Toddlers

Infants and Toddlers learn by exploring, watching, mimicking and experimenting with their surroundings.  The Creative curriculum uses these modes of learning when defining their goals and objectives.   Infant and Toddlers must feel safe and secure to learn.   We create this by offering colorful and bright surroundings our infant and toddlers learn through play.  We offer a lot of individual attention to each child so that they may express themselves.

The Creative Curriculum® for Infant, Toddlers and Twos
Goals and Objectives at a glance

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Social/Emotional
Development
Physical Development Cognitive Development Language Development
To learn about self and others

1.Trusts known, caring adults

2. Regulates own behavior

3. Manages own feelings

4. Responds to others’ feelings with growing empathy

5. Plays with other children

6. Learns to be a member of a group

7. Uses personal care skills

 

 
To learn about moving

8. Demonstrates basic gross motor skills

9. Demonstrates basic fine motor skills
To learn about the world

10. Sustains attention

11. Understands how objects can be used

12. Shows a beginning understanding of cause and effect

13. Shows a beginning understanding that things can be grouped

14. Uses problem solving strategies

15. Engages in pretend play
To learn about communicating

16. Develops receptive language

17. Develops expressive language

18. Participates in conversations

19. Enjoys books and being read to

20. Shows an awareness of pictures and print

21. Experiments with drawing and writing


PRE-SCHOOL

¹This curriculum uses five components to define these goals and objectives they are a) How children develop and learn B) The Learning Environment, c) What children learn d) The teacher's role e) The family's role.  There is a focus on the social and emotional skills, Instructional strategies from child initiated to teacher-directed, Content in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology.  See below the diagram that shows the relationship of all these areas to each other.  Play is thread which puts them all together.

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            The Creative Curriculum Goals And Objectives at a Glance
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
PHYSICAL
DEVELOPMENT
COGNITIVE
DEVELOPMENT
LANGUAGE
DEVELOPMENT
Sense of Self
1. Shows ability to adjust to new situations
2 .Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
3. Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately
4. Stands up for rights
Responsibility For Self and Others
1. Demonstrates self direction and independence
2. Takes responsibility for own well being
3. Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials
4. Follows classroom routines
5. Follows classroom rules
Pro social Behavior
10. Plays well with other children
11. Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately
12. Shares and respects the rights of others
13. Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts
Gross Motor
14. Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping).
15. Shows balance while moving.
16. Climbs up and down
17. Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle).
18. Demonstrates throwing, kicking, and catching skills.
Fine Motor
19. Controls small muscles in hands
20. Coordinates eye-hand movement
21. Uses tools for writing and drawing.
Learning & Problem  Solving
22. Observes objects and events with curiosity
23. Approaches problem flexibly
24. Shows persistence in approaching tasks
25. Explores cause and effect
26. Applies knowledge or experience to a new context
Logical Thinking
27. Classifies objects
28. Compares/measures
29. Arranges objects in a series
30. Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
31. Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
32. Uses one-to-one correspondence
34. Uses numbers and counting
Representation and Symbolic Thinking
35. Takes on pretend roles and situations
36. Makes believe with objects
37. Makes and interprets representations
Listening and Speaking
38. Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
39. Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
40. Understands and follows oral direction
41. Answers questions
42. Asks questions
43. Actively participates in conversation
Reading and Writing
44. Enjoys and values reading
45. Demonstrates understanding of print concepts
46. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
47. Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print
48. Comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other texts
49. Understands the purpose of writing
50. Writes letters and words
 



SCHOOL AGE

With our school age children we strive to offer them a comfortable place to unwind from school, complete their homework and socialize with their peers.   We have an excellent outdoor space and planned activities for when they return from school. 
   
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