The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Preschool is the foundation of a solid education and can foster a lifelong love of learning. The educators at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Early Childhood Education Centers understand the importance of their work and focus on their needs of their students with the Creative Curriculum.

The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This curriculum applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching and learning and the content standards developed by states and professional organizations. In addition to learning skills, PUSD Early Childhood Education Centers also give children the skills to resolve conflicts, interact with peers and communicate effectively.

Each lesson clearly defines the teacher’s vital role in connecting content, teaching, and learning for preschool children. It features goals and objectives linked directly to our valid and reliable assessment instrument. At PUSD Early Childhood Education Centers, students learn in a variety of settings including small groups, large groups as well as indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These objectives are fully aligned with the Early Learning framework, California State early learning standards and foundations, and integrated into each and every one of the comprehensive collection of resources that makes up the curriculum.

Educators meet important early learning standards every day, even while bringing their own creativity and expertise into daily planning. What’s more, the curriculum also offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction by helping teachers meet the needs of every learner, with a particular focus on English language development.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool has a long, rich history, and has always offered teachers valuable insight into the most current research and best practices for early childhood education. Learn more about how PUSD Early Childhood Education Centers integrate learning and exploration into their classrooms. For more information call (626) 396-5762 or visit www.GOPUSD/com/ece.


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