Six main curriculum content areas, which parallel the dimensions of school readiness identified by the National Education Goals Panel, organize active learning in HighScope infant-toddler programs (see box to the right). Within these areas are 42 key developmental indicators (KDIs). Each KDI is a statement that identifies an observable behavior reflecting a child's knowledge and skills in these six areas.
Infants and Toddler Curriculum
At Ezion Fair Christian Community Academy (EFCCA) we under stand that caring for our infants and toddlers involve more that meeting their physical needs. Infant/toddler development takes place in the context of relationships... both at home with the parents and other siblings and at the daycare, with their teachers. Those provide children a secure emotional base from which to explore and learn. Much of the cognitive, language, social, and physical learning a child experiences occurs while interacting with an adult.
The daily activities schedule is designed ro support the children's natural desire to be active learners. Therefore, the total holistic environment is considered, including:
- adult-child interaction
- arrangement of the the room and physical envronment
- Daily schedule and routines
- Observations and planning for children