TeachingStrategies.com is a website dedicated to helping teachers and other educators set up curricula and develop an effective framework for a learning environment. Its Creative Curriculum is designed to help create an environment that meets the childrens needs.
Young children require a structure that helps them become independent and confident learners. The Creative Curriculum lists three essential points:
- Classroom setup and maintenance, which includes the use of appropriate classroom furniture and creative corners, organization tools and anything else related to a classrooms physical space.
- A structured daily schedule, with routine and consistency. This provides the children with clear expectations and understanding, which are essential for their confidence and ability to focus.
- Building a classroom community to meet the social and emotional needs of the students. This provides children with positive examples and motivation, encouraging them to continue to enjoy learning and look forward to school for years to come.