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Creative Curriculum Training Infuses Fun into Learning

Image: Creative Curriculum workshop leader Melinda Day discusses a point with KDES teachers Brenda Perrodin and Richard Romero. Training took place at KDES on September 10-11, 2010 for Parent Infant Program-preK teachers.

Creative Curriculum workshop leader Melinda Day discusses a point with KDES teachers Brenda Perrodin and Richard Romero. Training took place at KDES on September 10-11, 2010 for Parent Infant Program-preK teachers.

The Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) Parent-Infant Program through pre-kindergarten teachers attended a workshop from September 9-10 on incorporating The Creative Curriculum into their classroom teaching.

During the workshop, KDES teachers learned approaches for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program that promotes children's social-emotional development and learning in the core areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

"I learned so much at the training. It is important for me as a teacher as well as for the infants and toddlers and their families," said Brenda Perrodin. "I will incorporate goals for the four areas of development [social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language] in my teaching to help each student learn about him- or herself and others, to learn about physical movement, to learn about the world, and to learn how to communicate."

The Creative Curriculum is a scientifically based, comprehensive curriculum for programs serving children from birth to age 5. The curriculum is designed be integrated with high-quality assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to create a well-rounded program that addresses the needs of early childhood education professionals, children, and their families.

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