The 10 indoor interest areas plus the outdoor space offer multiple opportunities for children to explore, discover, and learn. Interest areas provide a setting for children to learn academic content and apply skills.
Materials in each area are carefully selected to reflect children's interests and developmental levels. We consider it especially important to have plenty of real items that reflect children's lives, for example cooking tools, small appliances that no longer work, dress up clothes and other tools from children's homes and yards. These items reflect children's home culture and allow children to imitate adults.
The physical space of the Creative Curriculum classroom is organized into interest areas:
The Creative Curriculum enhances social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
The Creative Curriculum characteristics of the learning environment are as follows: