CURRICULUM

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Each child participates daily in periods of group activity, individual play, outdoor play, and quiet times. All activities are developmentally appropriate and meet each child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs. The imagination and curiosity of every child is valued.

General Curriculum Areas:
Art– We use a variety of materials so the child may experience the joy of creating by cutting, gluing, coloring and painting. Art may also be used for instructive purposes such as identification of shapes, learning to follow oral instructions, sequencing steps and learning various skills, such as cutting and pasting. Activities are geared to the child’s level, and are concerned with the process of creating instead of the final product.

Science– A variety of science materials will be out for exploration by the child in learning centers, books and group experiments will be done frequently. Science study increases vocabulary and general knowledge, encourages curiosity, helps the child discover natural laws, and helps the child become more aware of his/her surrounding world.

Music– Music is used to express emotions, reinforce subject material, and as a source of joy. We
use tapes, CD’s, records, rhythm instruments, scarves, ribbon sticks, singing, clapping, and body
movement.

Group Time– This is a period of 15-30 minutes which serves as a vehicle for teaching a wide variety of subjects. It often includes finger plays, stories, games, songs, and discussion centered around one topic. This topic is the basis for our weekly themes, which may include Zoo, Food, numbers, forest animals, etc. Monthly and weekly themes are posted for your information.

Fine Motor Development– Through manipulative table toys, games, and other activities, small muscle coordination grows. A variety of small motor toys are offered and changed weekly to coordinate with the weekly theme.

Gross Motor Development– Children received large muscle coordination through outside play, going for walks, or Indoor play in the classroom. Depending on the weather children are offered large muscle play

Mother Goose Time Curriculum
CDM Kid’s experience and enjoy Mother Goose Time’s professionally developed Curriculum. Mother Goose Time invites Children and Teachers to embrace their natural sense of curiosity through experiential learning. The hands-on, interest based activities in the monthly theme Lesson Book support the whole child. Each activity promotes cognitive, social/emotional, and motor development. Each day is intentionally planned to offer a variety of experiences that build skills across multiple domains such as language, math, science, social studies, art, physical development and social skills. The lessons are flexible and adaptable to provide a unique experience according to each child’s interest, learning style, and unique needs. Learn more about Mother Goose Time’s amazing Curriculum @ http://www.mothergoosetime.com