Based on Connecticut Benchmarks, City of Meriden School Readiness and Creative Curriculum, Center Congregational Preschool curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the whole child through a play-oriented, integrated approach. During activity times, the children are free to choose a learning center which interests them. The following types of activities will be offered frequently.
This approach to curriculum offeres children a wide variety of choices. Children are encouraged to try new activities. Through choice children develop initiative, high self-esteem, creativity, and the ability to work independently to solve problems.
Examples include buttons, pom pms, yarn Popsicle stickes, glitter, paint, music, fantasy play, and dance.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL EXPERIENCES: Examples include describing themselves and their feelings, conflict resolution strategies, and cultural awareness. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: Examples include tricycles, balance beam, climbing gym, blocks, dancing, manipulatives, personal hygiene and self-help skills, and choosing nutritious meals and snacks. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: Examples include experiences with science and math, language skills, listening, following directions, retelling stories, beginning writing skills, and social studies. SENSORY EXPERIENCES: Examples include shaving cream, water, sand, rice and beans. bodies.