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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Joyful Noise and Creative Curriculum

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In the 2015/2016 school year, thanks to $3000 of funding from the Joyful Noise C-Fund, Joyful Noise Christian Childcare was able to purchase and implement a standardized curriculum through Teaching Strategies called “Creative Curriculum.” This award-winning program is based on 38 learning objectives for early childhood development and education and is supported by current research and best practice. These objectives support evidence indicating future academic success in school.

The curriculum, which begins in infancy and carries through to kindergarten preparedness, is implemented in each classroom throughout the day in a variety of ways and learning areas.

Introducing a standardized curriculum into our program at Joyful Noise Christian Childcare was a step in not only supporting the best and most current teaching methods but also recognizing contemporary standards in excellence throughout the state of Michigan for licensed child care centers.

Learning objectives and lesson plans can be viewed in classroom monthly calendars by visiting the "Classrooms" tab above and viewing classroom blogs, which have additional resource links in the navigation headers (calendars, teacher biographies, and more.)

This year, our lead teachers will attend a 2nd Creative Curriculum conference in Holland from Great Start Readiness to explore more teaching techniques and proper utilization of the program's lesson plans.

Teacher training, along with classroom materials, is funded in part by the Joyful Noise C-Fund. Would you like to make a donation today?


Joyful Noise Childcare toddlers implement Language and Literacy lesson “LL39” by creating a texture board with materials of different textures (paper, fabric, wood, pom-poms) and glue.

Though the lesson is open-ended and allows for exploration, children are prompted to describe their experience and use simple language to increase their understanding.

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