Children work on an art project in Classroom G-1 at the Child Development Center.


Our curriculum is based on The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos and The Creative Curriculum for Preschool.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is directly aligned with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Standards for Literacy and Mathematics. The two curricula are comprehensive approaches that help teachers with the classroom environment, activities, and how to work with children on different developmental levels.  Each curriculum includes a continuum of goals and objectives to help guide planning so that all aspects of development can be achieved.  This creates the solid foundation for future development in all domains.

We also utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD®, an online assessment tool, to assist teachers in monitoring children’s growth and development. Using The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum as a guide, teachers maintain individual portfolios and complete checkpoints for every child.  Children’s portfolios are shared with parents during the scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring.