Here at CLLC we have chosen Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is more than just a preplanned curriculum. It offers instead a method of teaching which envelopes the whole child, by taking into consideration each child’s own unique style of learning and uses the teaching method that best implements their individual style and where they are at in their development, what their interests are, as well as their family and the community’s cultures. Creative Curriculum uses a hands-on teaching method which understands that each child learns best through play and exploration while developing their logical thinking process, problem solving ability, creativity and imagination.
Our Christ-centered curriculum encourages children to grow in their relationship in faith and life with God. At CLLC, spiritual development is more than just a daily devotion/Bible story time–it is an integral part of each day.
CLLC recognizes the importance of the social component in the development of children and endeavors through guidance and role modeling to build an awareness and sensitivity of others around him/her, teach appropriate responses to diverse situations, and encourage the understanding of the gives and takes of friendships.
At this young age, children may have difficulty in verbally identifying their emotions and appropriately acting on them. It is our responsibility to teach each child about their emotions, labeling emotions, and encouraging self-discipline through choice, responsibilities and consequences.
CLLC envelopes all the different areas of academic readiness using the child directed-teacher guided method. By including each child’s interest into the curriculum we create an excitement for learning, which carries over into their future academic career in years to come and promotes academic excellence.
Both fine and large motor skills build self-confidence and cognitive growth in children. Activities in both areas of physical development are provided and encouraged. The self-confidence gained by learning muscle control and coordination leads to self-independence in caring for themselves and contributes to their cognitive development.