At CPI, we are aware that it is very important that we provide children with a strong foundation. Research shows that a whole child approach to education – one where children develop not only math and literacy skills but also the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive skills necessary to communicate, think both critically and creatively, and solve complex problems – is developmentally appropriate and better prepares children for life well beyond their time in a classroom.
The Creative Curriculum®, which is fully aligned with the ELOF (Early Learning Outcomes Framework), is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Built on the knowledge that each child is unique, The Creative Curriculum® includes resources that provide teachers with the guidance they need to offer individualized learning experiences for each and every child.
In order to assess our children for the rigors of higher learning, CPI has embraced Teaching Strategies which is strongly supported by the Office of Head Start. Teaching Strategies is committed to using research to improve the standards that support greater outcomes for children. Their assessment solutions, curriculum, and coaching resources equip programs to meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards by helping teachers individualize instruction, become more efficient at collecting data, and most importantly, use that data to inform instruction and drive program planning.
The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing and learning through active exploration of their environment. The curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:
- Physical and Language
Below are some of the highlights of our program:
- 12-month program
- 8-hours per day
- Summer program
- Field trips throughout the year
- Class size ratio 1 teacher to 10 children
- Integrated Classrooms for children with special needs and continuation of services
- A warm intimate environment and Emotionally Responsive Practices (ERP)
- On site family support services
- Healthy ‘family style’ meals
- Parent Workshops and Committees
- ‘Healthy and Fit’ Club
If you have any questions that weren’t answered by reading through our site, please contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions and help you find the best fit for your child.