Curriculum & Assessment

The Schuyler-Industry Pre-K Program implements the
Creative Curriculum for Preschool, which…

  • is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state. 
  • presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education. 
  • offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner. 
  • addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day. 
  • offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment. 
  • offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices. 
  • contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities. 

Students are assessed using the Creative Curriculum GOLD assessment system. Data is collected for each of the 38 objectives for development and learning.  For more information, please visit Objectives for Development and Learning.

The Schuyler-Industry Pre-K Program is guided by the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, which align to K-12 Common Core standards. Please visit the Illinois Early Learning Standards for more information.