Our Curriculum

Proven, Research-Based

At Sparkles, our goal is to utilize proven, research-based curriculum resources designed to produce creative, confident thinkers. Using the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum system, we incorporate the latest research and best practices to address the learning needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool children by using age-specific objectives for learning and development. These objectives have been identified as strong predictors of school and life success, building traits associated with leadership.

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, meaning your child will be prepared for success at school from Day 1.

Study units support the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) approach to learning, with highly interactive activities to promote critical thinking, problem-solving and team-building skills, enabling children to experience learning in fun and exciting ways!

To help you gain a realistic understanding of what the children learn and when they learn it, we have provided the following child development chart.

Infant = Infants  |  Toddlers = Toddlers  |  Preschool = Preschool  |  Pre-K = Pre-K

Regulates own emotion and behaviors Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Establishes and sustains postive relationships Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates traveling skills Infants Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates balancing skills Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination Preschool Pre-K
Listens to and understands increasingly complex language Preschool Pre-K
Uses language to express thoughts and needs Preschool Pre-K
Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills Pre-K
Demonstrate positive approaches to learning Preschool Pre-K
Remembers and connects experiences Preschool Pre-K
Uses classification skills Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Uses symbols and images to represent something not present Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses Preschool Pre-K
Comprehends and responds to books and other texts Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates writing skills Pre-K
Uses number concepts and operations Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes Preschool Pre-K
Compares and measures Preschool Pre-K
Demonstrates knowledge of patterns Toddlers Preschool Pre-K
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