Creative Curriculum

At Fountain Park Academy we have carefully chosen to implement The Creative Curriculum. The core belief in The Creative Curriculum is all children can learn and benefit from developmentally appropriate practice. Developmentally appropriate practice means teaching in ways that match the way children develop and learn. This definition is based on an extensive review of the literature about child development and learning with input from knowledgeable practitioners.

According to NAEYC, developmentally appropriate practice provides children with opportunities to learn and practice newly acquired skills. It offers challenges just beyond the level of their present mastery and it takes place in a classroom where children are safe and valued, where their physical needs are met, and where they feel psychologically secure.

We also feel there is an important balance between applying general knowledge of child development with the particular knowledge a teacher gains by forming a relationship with each child and their family. Here at Fountain Park relationships are important!