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Early Start

Kimberly Siltman, PreK Programs Coordinator
Early Start Curriculum

Early Start classroom teachers use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th edition, as the foundational curriculum for the teaching of all children. Based on early childhood theory and research, this nationally known curriculum defines:

How Children Develop and Learn
The Learning Environment
What Children Learn
The Teacher's Role
The Family's Role

Skills taught are based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Content is individualized to the interests of the children in specific classrooms to ensure relevant, meaningful learning.