The Creative Curriculum is an award-winning curriculum designed for preschool success. It features research-based content that are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (the gold standard in the field) and Arizona State Early Learning standards.
The Creative Curriculum allows us to establish a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that our professional staff is able to use to facilitate learning and encourage development in each of the four developmental domains : cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and language while fostering confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
For our Congregation
As a program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, we acknowledge that the program addresses the five pillars of UU Children’s Ministry in the following ways:
- We build community through incoming dinners and community potlucks because we know that a community grows stronger when it breaks bread together.
- We build community through all school workdays and fundraisers because we know that a community grows stronger when everyone is focused on a common outcome.
- We build community through all class play dates and parent participation because we know that a community grows stronger through the bonds of friendship and trust.
- We create rituals with songs and routines around transition times that are often difficult for young children because we know that ritual can get us through challenging times in our lives.
- We create rituals with incoming dinners and bridging ceremonies to provide families with a sense of legacy because we know that a common history is what binds our family of families.
- We believe in a learning environment that supports the growth of the whole child. This philosophy and the activities and curriculum are based on research and experience on how children learn and the best environments to foster their development.
- We believe in and support the concept of informed parenting. Parent participation in the classroom and parent education meetings are the ways we support the parent journey.
- We believe that worship is an important part of faith however as a community outreach program we do not include worship in the weekday reflection of the children ministry.
- We call our families to serve their children, their community and their school because we know that service to our community makes us stronger to create service experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children such as focusing on helping friends or taking classroom responsibilities. We encourage parents to participate in service activities such as work day to sustain the program. We open our doors for our community neighbors to invite our families to participate in their service projects.