Exciting News! Glassboro Public School District adopted a new researched-based preschool curriculum, known as Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, scientifically based early childhood curriculum that has been shown to improve cognitive and social/emotional outcomes in young children.
The Glassboro Preschool philosophy is based upon the belief that young children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment which provides opportunities for children to learn and develop through activities which are age and individually appropriate. The program provides a rich environment that promotes children’s active exploration in all areas of development: physical, emotional, linguistic, aesthetic, and cognitive. Curriculum is integrated into the classroom through a thematic approach whereby learning activities are concrete, real, and relevant.
The Goals of Our Preschool Curriculum
The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We're teaching our students how to learn, not just in preschool, but also all through their lives. We're allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for our students. Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:
Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
Emotional: To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
Physical: To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.
The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.