A curriculum that promotes creativity and kindergarten readiness
Tri-Village Nursery School uses the Creative Curriculum as the foundation for our program. We follow the New York State Pre-K Learning Standards, which outline the expectations for what children should know and be able to do. The framework for our program is based on sound, well-researched practices and supported by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our curriculum is thematic. Classes are integrated across content areas around a specific topic, theme or question.
We embrace differences
Curriculum at TVN is developmentally appropriate, helping to foster self-confidence and positive feelings toward learning. Educators use their knowledge of child development along with their knowledge of the individual child to provide students with a variety of meaningful activities and interactions throughout the school day. The child is viewed as an active participant in the learning process and the teacher as an active facilitator who is there to support learning. Responsiveness to individual differences in abilities and interests is evident in the curriculum, environment and adult interactions. There are opportunities for children to play in small groups, whole groups and individually.
Activities for any interest
- Blocks and Transportation
- House/Dramatic Play
- Table Toys
- Sand and Water
- Library/Language Arts
- Music and Movement
- Mathematics and Cooking
- Physical Science/Living Things
Teachers use a combination of these interest areas in setting up their classrooms to foster children’s active exploration of materials and interaction with peers. Interest areas in the physical environment are continually changing as teachers encourage learning and creativity through their thematic approach.
TVN’s educators each have their own personal style which is reflected in their classrooms and curriculum. While each teacher may educate in a different way, the knowledge base of each class remains the same -- structured under the learning standards. Tri-Village Nursery School creates an environment for each child that is nurturing, non-threatening and cooperative.