Top of the World Utilizes "Teaching Strategies the Creative Curriculum"
At Top of the World preschool we create an environment that optimizes
learning. We know that a child’s entire day is filled with
opportunities to grow. Our teachers care, observe, and respond to help
create a rich, and fun experience. To facilitate our journey to help
children learn and develop needed skills we utilize a curriculum
called Teaching Strategies It provides curriculum from August- May
focusing on creating functional learners. All learners are presented
with multi-sensory hands-on activities that will spark creativity, and
further knowledge about the world around them.
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on five fundamental
principles. They guide practice and help us understand the reasons for
intentionally setting up and operating preschool programs in
These are the principles:
1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a
critical foundation for successful learning.
2. Social–emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
3. Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
4. The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning
5. Teacher–family partnerships promote development and learning.
Each class spends the first week developing their classroom culture
focusing on rules, routines and classroom basics. After that some of
the unit theme topics include: boxes, clothing machines, water,
gardening, reduce/reuse/recycle, and so much more.
The Creative Curriculum uses these building blocks as the foundation
for its philosophy, the objectives for children’s learning, and
guidelines for teaching and working with families. The Creative
Curriculum helps teachers interact with children in ways that promote
development and learning, foster children’s social competence, support
children’s learning through play, create rich environments for
learning, and forge strong home-school connections. By meaningfully
translating research into practice, The Creative Curriculum gives
educators the tools they need to help all the children in their
classrooms succeed in school and in life.
We want to make sure your child is successful on their learning
journey. We have incorporated Multiculturalism and Social skills at
Top of the World preschool. We have a strong focus on social-emotional
development that is designed to be taught and have activities each
day! We introduce new character building exercises each week which
include such concepts as honesty, respect, and responsibility. As they
strengthen each one of these they will find their independence, learn
to work well with others, and build lasting relationships.
As a parent you will see weekly learning observations that will focus
on the 8 learning domains: gross-motor, fine-motor, social-emotional,
STEM, communication, literacy, art, & cognitive. This will be noted on
our parent app, Brightwheel to help keep you connected with your
Top of the World Preschool is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of McKinney Award for Three consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Top of the World Preschool for the 2023 McKinney Business Hall of Fame