Curriculum

We believe learning takes place as children touch, manipulate, and experiment with things and interact with people daily. Children’s play is an essential component of our curriculum, through their play and experiences, themes are developed that guide our daily activities and interactions.

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At the Y, we utilize Creative Curriculum which has six core content areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology. The Y has identified two additional content areas: Healthy Habits and Social, Moral, and Spiritual Development.

Our programs use the Creative Curriculum individual assessments and also child portfolios to assess your children’s developmental progress annually. The teaching staff and families discuss the results of the assessments and plan for continued growth throughout the year.

By using Creative Curriculum as our framework, we focus on:

  • How children develop and learn
  • The learning environment in which children learn
  • What children learn
  • The role of the teacher
  • The role of the family