The preschool at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is a student-centered program that utilizes The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, an award-winning curriculum which is fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state. It presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education. Teachers have daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day. It offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment. Finally, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices and contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.
The Preschool at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is a fully integrated program that supports students of every level of learning and ability.