Early Childhood Center
At Khartoum American School, the Early Childhood Department bases their instruction on The Creative Curriculum® program. This program utilizes the most current research and professional literature in the field of early childhood education.
The Creative Curriculum® is based on five fundamental principles. They guide practice and help us understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and operating early childhood programs in particular ways.
These are the principles:
- · Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical
foundation for successful learning.
- · Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
- · Constructive and purposeful play support essential learning.
- · The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning
- · Teacher-family partnership promotes development and learning.
The curriculum is divided into areas of development and learning.
Child growth and development:
- · Social-Emotional
- · Physical
- · Language
- · Cognitive
- · Literacy
- · Mathematics
- · Science and Technology
- · Social Studies
- · The Arts
A tenth area, ESL (English as a second language) follows a child’s progress in acquiring both receptive and expressive language in English.