Our Curriculum: Research-Based, Research-Proven
At Sparkles, our goal is to utilize research-based, research-proven (validated and shown to be effective) curriculum resources designed to produce creative, confident thinkers. We have chosen Creative Curriculum as our primary curriculum resource.
Creative Curriculum is a complete, nationally recognized curriculum system that incorporates the latest research and best practice strategies to address the learning needs of infants, toddlers and twos; and preschool children by using age-specific objectives for learning and development. The learning and development objectives of Creative Curriculum have been identified as strong predictors of school and life success!
Creative Curriculum’s content is aligned with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning, Virginia State Learning Standards and national universal preschool/kindergarten readiness initiatives. Study units are designed to support the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) approach to learning. Students use highly interactive activities to promote critical thinking, problem solving and team building skills, as they experience learning in fun and exciting ways!
To help you gain a realistic understanding about what the children learn and when they learn it, we have provided the following child development chart.
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