Child Development Centers
Bright Start Child Development Centers utilize the Creative Curriculum in all classrooms. Below is a brief description of each program.
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos is used for our toddler program and is intended for children birth through age two.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is used in both early preschool and pre-kindergarten programs and is inteneded for children ages three through five. This curriculum is approved for use in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.
Is a comprehensive curriculum with clear organizational structure and a particular focus on routines and experiences. This curriculum's focuses on the importance of meeting basic needs, fostering social/emotional development, developing secure attachments and supporting cognitive and brain development. Engaging children in play is a very important part of The Creative Curriculum, such experiences include:
While these experiences are very important, using this curriculum provides flexibility to respond to whatever the child's interests are.
We strongly believe in supporting the development of character for the children we serve. This curriculum introduces young children to loving values and focuses on the following areas :
Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Standards
Our VPK program follows the mandated standards adopted by the state of Florida. A newly revised set of standards were released in August of 2008 and they include the addition of mathematics and science. All VPK teachers have received the most updated training to accompany the revised standards.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
Is a comprehensive curriculm with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on interest areas. The Creative Curriculum enhances social/emotional , physical, cognitive, and language development. This curriculum identifies the knowledge, skills, and concepts important for preschool children to acquire in each content area: literacy, math, science, socal studies, the arts and technology. The key componets are described below:
10 interest areas plus outdoor spaces offer multiple opportunities for children to explore, discover, and learn. Interest areas provide a setting for children to learn academics and to apply skills. Listed below are the intest areas: