The Classroom Environment
The Creative Curriculum® balances teacher-planned and child-initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs and learning styles. It is a forward-thinking, comprehensive approach that enables teachers to establish a content-rich, developmentally-appropriate learning environment that supports active learning and promotes children's progress in all developmental areas.
The Creative Curriculum® requires the physical space of the classroom to be structured into 10 interest areas: blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking, and computers. Time is also allotted for outdoor activities.