Presentation on theme: "The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment System"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment System Allen Brook PreschoolPatricia Casey, ECSE
2 Act 62As part of the Preschool Act 62 an assessment tool is required to be used by publically funded preschools.The Creative Curriculum assessment was chosen to be used in all of Chittenden County.Allen Brook teachers received training in using the assessment in June 2009.
3 Theory and Research Behind The Creative Curriculum Maslow: Basic Needs and LearningErikson: The Emotions of LearningPiaget: Logical Thinking and ReasoningVygotsky: Social Interaction and LearningGardner: Multiple IntelligencesSmilansky: The Role of Children’s Play in Learning
4 Theory and Research The Learning Environment What Children Learn The Teacher’s RoleThe Family’s RoleHow Children Develop and Learn
5 Linking Curriculum and Assessment Collecting FactsAnalyzing and Evaluating FactsPlanning for Each Child and the GroupReporting on Children’s ProgressOngoing Process
6 Looking at Objectives on a Continuum It breaks down each objective so teachers can have realistic expectations as they plan.It helps teachers observe and plan for all children.It is strengths-basedIt reveals a wealth of information to share with families
7 Four Areas of Development Social-emotionalPhysicalLanguageCognitive
8 Social-Emotional Development Social-emotional readiness is critical to a successful kindergarten transition, early school success, and even later accomplishments in the workplaceCharacteristics include: confidence, friendly nature, can develop good relationships with peers, persists at challenging tasks, able to effectively communicate emotions, able to listen and be attentive
9 Goals AreasSense of SelfHow children feel accepted and valued by the people who are most important to them.Responsibility of Self and OthersDeveloping responsibility, independence, and self-direction and following rules and routines.Pro-social BehaviorTraits that will help children get along in the world, such as empathy, sharing, and taking turns.
11 Physical DevelopmentPhysical skills are important in their own right and for future tasks in reading, writing, scientific explorations, and math, as well as for the development of self-confidence . Movement wakes up the brain!Opportunities to move skillfully, manipulate objects, balance and control their bodies, and refine small muscle skills
12 Goal Areas Gross Motor Development (Big Muscles) Fine Motor Development(Small muscles)
15 Cognitive Development Cognitive and thinking skills are embedded within literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts and technologyIn the early childhood years, children are not only learning knowledge, skills and concepts, but also acquiring the “learn to learn” skills that are so important for future learning.
16 Goal Areas Learning and Problem Solving Being thoughtful about how they use information, resources, and materialsCuriosity, persistence, applying knowledge, making predictionsLogical ThinkingMaking sense of informationCompare, contrast, sort, classify, count, measure, recognize patternsRepresentation and Symbolic ThinkingHow to use symbolsSymbols stand for things such as objects, peopleRepresentational drawing and graphing
18 Language DevelopmentChildren who have rich language and literacy experiences in preschool are more likely to develop strong language and literacy skillsThe skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing develop interdependently in children
19 Goal Areas Listening and Speaking Expressing oneself, vocabulary, understanding oral speech of others, participating in a conversation, using language to solve problemsReading and WritingHandling books, understanding the purpose of print and how it works, story comprehension