As children’s ideas and skills build with each stage of development, our curriculum is designed to challenge and enhance this continuous growth. Following the fundamental principle that play is the key way that children learn, we offer experiences that embrace children’s natural sense of curiosity.
Our curriculum is comprised of several sources and reflects the latest research on child development and effective practices. We use the ‘Creative Curriculum' which is supported by the addition of study bins. These bins contain equipment and materials that are used to enhance each unit of study. The curriculum provides goals and objectives that help lead the teachers through the process of planning and implementing each day.
Another very special addition is our very own, ‘Gingerbread Puppet Land Program’. Our puppets provide a completely unique, and incredibly versatile tool that has been a hallmark of our program since the school's inception. The puppets are woven into many parts of the day and are especially helpful in the areas of language, literacy, study units, character development and conscious discipline concepts.
For additional new and creative ideas, teachers will utilize Gingerbreads extensive library of resources and of course, the internet. The culminating result is a program that provides rich, developmentally appropriate experiences for all the children in our care!
Gingerbread School incorporates study within the curriculum. This means that each skill area of the curriculum is connected to a topic which we refer to as a study. Because learning is an integrated process, we believe that a theme-based curriculum promotes the ability for children to make deeper connections and acquire a better understanding of the subjects we study.