Curriculum and Assessments All of our classrooms and teachers focus their lesson plans based on Creative Curriculum theories and a ‘learn through play’, hands-on philosophy that enhances children’s intellect. We offer a variety of teacher and child initiated activities that scaffold children’s learning at all ages. Children become enriched in studies of different topics that they have shown interest in and lesson plans are adjusted weekly to reflect the needed growth of each individual child. In addition to our Creative Curriculum, our teachers use an assessment tool called Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG). TSG allows us to evaluate each child's development and implement specific activities into the weekly lesson plan to help reach academic, social-emotional and physical goals for every child. In addition to daily reports and communication with families, our teachers present progress reports to parents and guardians of each student during formal parent/teacher conferences twice a year.

 

 

 

 This preschooler is building The Titanic and icebergs; topics he has been talking about for weeks. This type of interest and passion toward a subject is why we use Creative Curriculum. It allows each classroom to do studies on topics that the children are interested in, rather than teacher suggested themes. Our Fabulous Fours teacher took the opportunity to enhance the learning experience in the classroom for all students and encourage this specific student's self-esteem and creativity by implementing the lesson plan below.
Creative Curriculum
Our Program is Designed to Enhance Growth with: Social Development
Children’s social skills will progress as they experience every day interactions with their peers. The teachers at TGPD will guide children with listening skills, problem solving, confidence, self-help skills and learning independence to help mold them into wonderful members of society. Emotional Development
Building healthy relationships and trust with teachers and peers is a large part of our program. Our teachers act as role models as they guide the children using positive encouragement and redirection. Children will be encouraged to be themselves and to be proud of their accomplishments. Physical Development
Physical development and motor skills are a huge part of our program at TGPD. We share our building with a 42,000 sq. ft. gymnastics facility, which allows us to have an extended range of physical development activities that cannot be found at most daycares or preschools. We focus on both large and small motor skills in our classrooms daily, as well as on our natural playground and gymnastics facility. Cognitive Development
The learning areas in our classrooms are key to cognitive development in our program. Each classroom is set up with math, science, reading, writing, dramatic play, block, sensory, small motor and art areas. Our teachers carefully design activities for each of these areas that scaffold and enhance cognitive development. While it may look like play, your child will actually be learning a wide variety of skills daily including numbers, letters, shapes, counting, sorting and more.

 

(248) 817-2865   |   learn@tgdaycare.com   |   1921 Northwood Troy, Michigan 48084

(Located inside of Troy Gymnastics 3)