The Creative Curriculum®
The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best by doing. The Creative Curriculum® is built on theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment; therefore environment plays a critical role in learning. The Creative Curriculum is designed to meet the basic needs of the children. ... It offers strategies for building positive relationships, helping children develop self- regulation, and responding to challenging behaviors. It shows teachers how to guide children's learning during daily routines and everyday experiences. Creative Curriculum is also utilized in early education classrooms in our local public school divisions.
Wings Curricular Framework
The Story of the Bumblebee
It was "known" for many years that the bumblebee couldn't fly. It had been mathematically "proven" by scientists that its wings were too small and its body was too large. According to the laws of physics and aerodynamics, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly.
One problem emerged refuting this scientific proof- the bumblebee was indisputably flying! Fortunately, no one had told the bumblebee that it was doing the impossible; therefore, it just kept on flying! Years later, around the mid 1970s, scientists announced that they had proven that the bumblebee could fly after all.
Thank goodness we didn't tell the bumblebee. Had it known that it was impossible for it to fly, it might have never tried. If it had never tried, the experts would have been proven right!
The WINGS Curriculum Philosophy
While motivational speakers, coaches, and mentors often reference “The Story of the Bumblebee” to encourage adults to do what seems to be the impossible, WINGS places the story at its core to constantly remind early childhood educators that EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN. It’s the job of the teachers to mix the right ingredients to encourage learning to happen.
Our teachers help children to take flight.