Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) Curriculum
Our curriculum is an integrated curriculum consisting of thematic units of study. Each skill area (cognitive, language, social, self-help, emotional/behavioral, and motor skills) is addressed throughout our daily activities. In our classroom, learning and concept development occur in several different settings. Teacher-directed pre-academic activities take place during large group, work time, and story time, while other parts of our day are devoted to learning centers.
Our approach to learning centers is based on the idea of active learning in which learning is initiated by the child. Children are offered opportunities within a carefully planned daily routine. The teacher helps the child by giving them guidance and feedback by talking and playing with the child. The teacher therefore assumes the role of facilitator, helping the children to build on their work and solve problems. This curriculum emphasizes process rather than product and is able to reach children at all developmental levels and learning styles.
The ultimate goal of this approach is for children to become self-reliant problem solvers who develop social responsibility, critical thinking skills, and a love of learning.
Typical Units of Study might include:
WEATHER/SEASONS RAINBOWS (COLORS)
PLANTS & FLOWERS ZOO/JUNGLE ANIMALS