Our Programs

We are proud to offer programs for infants through after school elementary children.  Each program is unique in its structure with smaller class sizes and lower ratios to ensure high levels of teacher engagement.  As a staff, we study the Content Standards for CO Department of Education:Preschool.  We glean from these standards specific learning objectives for each age group.  Then when we as a staff plan our themes & monthly lesson plans, directly coordinate our activities to these learning objectives.  We present the activities to the children using Creative Curriculum™ methods.  



 

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on 38 objectives for development & learning which are fully aligned with Colorado Department of Education’s Standards for Preschool.

This program tailors to each age group’s curriculum to meet each child’s individual needs in these areas:

  • SOCIAL: practice interacting with children in their peer group, develop friendships, and communicate their needs to their peer group.
  • EMOTIONAL: to develop pride, self-confidence in their abilities, develop independence, foster opportunities to practice self-control,and identify their feelings.
  • COGNITIVE: to inspire children to try something new, foster opportunities to experience success, acquire academic skills to prepare them for Kindergarten, ask questions, and use words to convey what they think
  • PHYSICAL: to increase gross & fine motor skills, develop whole body coordination, practice fine motor activities to prepare for written academic skills, discover what a body in motion feels like.
  • CREATIVE: to express themselves through art, music and creative dramatics in an open and free environment. Discover different art mediums and develop preferences for those mediums.

Presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education.
 

Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
 
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.
 
Offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.

Offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.

Contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.

 

Creative Curriculum™

In addition to our unique curriculum, CLP utilizes the Creative Curriculum™ as a foundation for all classrooms. The structure of our day, room arrangement, centers & lesson planning all stem from this learning philosophy.  

At the core, Creative Curriculum™ for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the early learning standards for CO.  It presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education. It offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner. It 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. 

Creative Curriculum offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment. It contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.