Daycare and Preschool
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This daycare program is focused on non-mobile infants. It is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment where babies can learn and grow.
This daycare program is focused on young toddlers that can walk. It is designed to spark curiosity and exploration.
This daycare program is designed for toddlers who are ready for exploring, playing, and active learning.
Our Spanish immersion preschool program is coming in Fall 2022.
For nearly 40 years, Teaching Strategies has believed that the best and most powerful way to improve child outcomes is through effective teaching.
That’s why they have created a forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based, and research-proven curriculum with resources. These help teachers and caregivers to be their most effective, while still honoring their creativity and respecting their critical role in making learning exciting and relevant for every child.
The supportive curriculum solutions are used by early childhood educators across the country, helping them provide children with developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote progress in all developmental areas.
The Creative Curriculum® is research-based and supports the development of the whole child. High-quality, comprehensive resources empower educators to intentionally teach and care for our youngest learners during the most critical and formative years of development.
The Creative Curriculum® is…
Innovative: delivering cutting-edge resources that are unique, effective, and based on the latest research.
Responsive: including solutions that address educators’ challenges and help create a responsive learning environment.
Supportive: providing robust guidance to support each educator’s professional journey.
Comprehensive: aligning to all state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Developmentally Appropriate: promoting learning experiences designed for each age group and flexibly tailored to each child’s needs with high-quality, research-based resources.
At Teaching Strategies, research on early childhood development acts as the foundation for all of our solutions. From multi-year studies to foundation papers to third-party evaluations, our research shows that you can trust our products to deliver positive outcomes for all children.
The Creative Curriculum Solutions
There are four Environment Rating Scales (ERS), each designed for a different segment of the early childhood field.
Each one of the scales has items to evaluate: Physical Environment; Basic Care; Curriculum; Interaction; Schedule and Program Structure; and Provisions for Parent and Staff.
The scales are suitable for use in evaluating inclusive and culturally diverse programs.
The scales have proven reliability and validity.
Our scales are designed to assess process quality in an early childhood or school-age care group. Process quality is what children directly experience in their programs that has a direct effect on their development, including the various interactions that go on in a classroom between staff and children and among the children themselves, and the interactions children have with the many materials and activities in the environment, as well as those features, such as space, schedule, and materials that support these interactions. Process quality is assessed primarily through observation and has been found to be more predictive of child outcomes than structural indicators such as staff to child ratio, group size, cost of care, and even type of care, for example, child care center or family child care home (Whitebook, Howes & Phillips, 1995). The scales also examine other less directly experienced quality which are more structural, such as staff provisions, parent participation and information, and interactions among adults,
The scales view child development from a comprehensive, or global, point of view, examining a wide variety of areas that all contribute to positive children development. In order to provide care and education that will permit children to experience a high quality of life while helping them develop their abilities, a quality program must provide for the three basic needs of all children:
Protection of their health and safety
Supporting and guiding social/emotional development
Opportunities for intellectual and language stimulation and appropriate learning activities
No one component is more or less important than the others, nor can one substitute for another. It takes all three to create quality and education. Each of the three basic components or quality manifests itself in tangible forms in the program’s environment, curriculum, schedule, supervision and interaction, and can be observed. These are the key aspects of process quality that are included in our environment rating scales.
Our scales define environment in a broad sense and guide the observer to assess the arrangement of space both indoors and outdoors, the materials and activities offered to the children, the supervision and interactions (including language) that occur in the classroom, and the schedule of the day, including routines and activities.
Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3)
The Third Edition of the ITERS is a major revision that introduces innovations in both the content and the administration of the scale, while still retaining continuity of the two primary characteristics of the ITERS—its global definition of quality and its reliance on observation as the primary source of information on which to base the assessment of classroom quality.
The scale consists of 33 items organized into 6 subscales:
Space and Furnishings
Personal Care Routines
Language and Books