CCS Curriculum 2009


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A curriculum overview of the Center for Child Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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CCS Curriculum 2009

  1. 1. Curriculum<br />Center for Child Studies<br />
  2. 2. We plan for infants and toddlers based on individual developmental needs.<br />Infants & Toddlers<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Individual needs based on observation
  4. 4. Group needs based on developmental levels
  5. 5. Interests of the children</li></ul>All teachers plan for<br />
  6. 6. Social Development<br />Children develop social skills under the supervision of caring teachers who carefully orchestrate opportunities for them to work together and to solve problems with other children and adults.<br />
  7. 7. Social Development<br />Each classroom is a safe, loving environment where children are encouraged to express their feelings.<br />
  8. 8. Social Development<br />Teachers support and foster friendships among children, and teach children to appreciate each other’s differences. <br />
  9. 9. Literacy<br />Literacy skills such as letter recognition and the understanding of how print works are encouraged in all aspects of our curriculum.<br />
  10. 10. Literacy<br />Teachers read to children individually and in groups.<br />
  11. 11. Literacy<br />Children engage in activities that increase awareness of the sounds of language (phonological awareness), familiarize them with letters, words, and print, and encourage early writing experiences.<br />
  12. 12. Literacy<br />Dramatic play experiences give children opportunities to learn new vocabulary, practice language in new contexts, and represent their feelings and ideas. <br />
  13. 13. Physical Development<br />Children participate daily in activities that promote both fine and large motor development.. <br />
  14. 14. Physical Development<br />Gross motor activities are planned for both inside and outside spaces and include spontaneous and teacher guided activities.<br />
  15. 15. Physical Development<br />Teachers structure the daily schedule for a balance of quiet and active time<br />
  16. 16. Health and Safety<br />Children practice safe and healthy behaviors in the context of daily living. <br />
  17. 17. Science<br />Children explore with all their senses, observing substances, materials, and living forms, and making new discoveries. <br />
  18. 18. Science<br />Children study science concepts, such as balance and light and shadow, as they engage in play.<br />
  19. 19. Science<br />Children identify problems, experiment with objects to produce desired effects, and make predictions based on their experiences.<br />
  20. 20. Science<br />They learn to represent their observations, collect data, and share their findings with others.<br />
  21. 21. Science<br />Science learning starts with our youngest children.<br />
  22. 22. Mathematics<br />Children explore mathematics by counting and grouping real objects. They learn to classify by different characteristics and to compare number.<br />
  23. 23. Mathematics<br />They learn one-to-one correspondence through both planned and spontaneous activities. Children make comparisons by studying size, weight, and other characteristics of objects.<br />
  24. 24. Mathematics <br />Teacher -directed activities allow adults to assess children’s knowledge and plan where to go next.<br />
  25. 25. Mathematics<br />Activities, such as block building and working with a variety of objects, help children learn mathematical concepts, such as sets, fractions and multiples, geometry, and pattern.<br />
  26. 26. The Arts<br />The Center for Child Studies values the arts and has an art studio to expand children’s opportunities<br />
  27. 27. The Arts<br />Children engage in music, dance, and the visual arts.<br />
  28. 28. The Arts<br />Through art, children develop important dispositions, such as creativity, initiative, and confidence.<br />
  29. 29. <ul><li>Planning of small and large group activities
  30. 30. Implementing a weekly lesson plan based on learning standards
  31. 31. Responding to teachable moments throughout the day
  32. 32. Observing & assessing children’s learning
  33. 33. Replanning, based on observation of children’s development and learning</li></ul>We incorporate The Creative Curriculum & PreK Standards into our program through<br />
  34. 34. Contact us by calling 573-651-2951.<br />Email <br />Paula Roberts, Administrative Assistant at<br />or <br />Sara Starbuck, Director at<br /><br />To learn more<br />