Curriculum

Westminster implements The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies, Inc. as a guide for selection of our developmentally appropriate learning experiences.  The focus of our Westminster curriculum is the whole child.  Because young children learn best through active interaction with the physical and social environment, Westminster’s curriculum is focused on a developmentally appropriate environment that is experience rich and responds to the creativity of children and teachers.  AT WNS, children plan, make choices about which aspects of the learning environment to focus on, participate in small groups, and join in circle-time with the whole group.  Teachers build upon, rather than direct or control the thoughts and actions of children.  They use their talent and expertise to design, adapt and invent learning centers that best serve the children in the room.  Children are guided in critical learning experiences that form the building blocks of healthy development and encompass the skills and understanding necessary for optimum school readiness.

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