KAHP provides children with high quality, systematic, research based curriculum. The Creative Curriculum® is used in all classrooms. This curriculum meets the Hawaii Preschool Content Standards and helps prepare children for future school success in Kindergarten and beyond.
The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers (used in our two-year old class) focuses on the importance of developing trusting relationships between the teachers, children and families. With these relationships as the framework, teachers guide children through important daily routines and provide them with a variety of activities that support their individual growth in four main developmental areas: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool combines both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning. This curriculum provides clear direction for teachers to address content in literacy, math, science, social studies, arts, and technology, while building upon the foundation of social/emotional development.
We use The Creative Curriculum’s Development Continuum to help track children’s progress, as they grow in the different areas of development. Teachers use this tool to complete a comprehensive assessment of each child’s development two times a year. The information about your child gained from this assessment will be shared with you during parent conferences, and are useful for other purposes including:
- Describing the developmental progress and learning of children
- Identifying children’s unique needs and interests
- Arranging for additional developmental screening and referral for diagnostic assessment