Philosophy & Curriculum

Creche practices an individualized developmentally appropriate approach to early childhood education, using criteria from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Our curriculum embraces components of many different theories and practices. The uniqueness of each individual child as well as the classroom group of children are carefully considered in planning the classroom activities. Children learn from educated teachers, using Creative Curriculum, with a positive, monthly non-denominational Christian supplement. Each week the teachers implement goal-oriented lesson plans, which include process art, literacy, individual exploration, hands-on STEM lessons; small and large motor skill strengthening, early print work, music time, and more. Children begin their meals with prayer, in addition to learning early table manners. Although Christian values are taught; honoring and respecting diversity of all families is a strong value. Children are encouraged to participate in all classroom activities; however, are never forced to do so.

Creche utilizes several different theories and best practice approaches to early childhood education, including concepts from Emilia, Maslow, Piaget, Erickson, and Vygotsky. Our educational philosophy, along with the Creative Curriculum borrows from theories that support the interaction viewpoint where genetic makeup and environment, (nature and nurture) are more or less equal in shaping young children. Child development experts have concluded that the environment of a child’s earliest years can have effects that last a lifetime. Research tells us that early childhood development is the result of experiences, coupled with the way a child interprets, recognizes, or modifies the experiences. 

Our Goals and Objectives for Children

We want children enrolled in our schools to feel secure and cared for at all times in a safe, loving, and stimulating environment.

How Young Children Learn

As children create and form new ideas, the same brain chemicals that help them connect socially also enable their brains to process information on a deeper level.

Curriculum as a Process

Teachers are specially trained to make purposeful observations through the daily program and take anecdotal notes about each child’s involvement in activities, focusing on their increasing development.