Our Activity-Based Curriculum drives everything children do at Blackbird
Rooted in evidence-based educational practice (see REFERENCES* below), our daycare Curriculum provides engaging experiences that set children on the path of lifelong learning and achievement.
Throughout the day, Blackbird teachers emphasize children’s:
- Core developmental capacities (e.g., social communication)
- Creativity and commitment (e.g., problem-solving)
- Academic preparedness (e.g., literacy and numeracy)
- Emergent citizenship (e.g., understanding self and others).
Our specific Curriculum Domains—which are similar to school ‘subjects’—include:
- Language Arts (including Emergent Literacy)
- Concepts and Problem-Solving
- Nature & Science
- Visual Art
- Music & Movement
- Our World (Early Social Studies)
- Social/Peer Interaction
Various Learning Opportunities from these Curriculum Areas are ’embedded’ in specific Activities and Themes that vary across weeks and seasons.
Leaning Opportunities are embedded within a variety of Activity Areas & Centres; these centres include:
- Dramatic Play
- Sand & Water
Teaching is individualized so that all children receive developmentally-appropriate instruction. For example, while older children may be asked to predict what will happen in a storybook, younger children are encouraged to talk about the picture on the current page.
Questions about our Activity-Based Approach?
We would love to hear from you, and discuss our curriculum in greater detail!
Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also be interested in the list of Selected *REFERENCES (manuals and texts) that outline the basis of what we do and how we do it.
- Diane Bricker. Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention (4th ed.). 2004.
- Diane Trister Dodge. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. 2002
- Siegfried & Therese Engelmann. Give Your Child a Superior Mind. abridged edition, 1966.
- Glenn Latham. Keys To Classroom Management. 1998.
- Living Environment Group—The University of Kansas. The Toddler Center. A Practical Guide to Day Care for One- & Two-Year Olds .1979.
- Betty Hart & Todd Risley. Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children. 1995.