The ongoing curriculum at ACG is not a prescribed teacher’s manual. Curriculum is what actually happens each day in each classroom. The aim is to give visitors and parents an overall picture of the program. This framework is based on actual classroom happenings as children find out about themselves, other people and the world as they playfully investigate, explore, imitate and test, guided by teachers who understand the process. Activities and experiences change from year to year and from class to class. However, the following goals remain constant as a basis for planning. They have changed very little since the early 1970’s, when the preschool was founded and “Curriculum in Action” was conceived. Over the decades the research into how young children learn and develop has proven the validity of these goals.
For more detail, please see the Family Handbook, pages 9-11