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About our Curriculum

Curriculum Goals

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners.

The philosophy behind the Central Bucks Family YMCA curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking, discovery, exploration and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world.

About High Scope

Beginning with the Perry Preschool Study, HighScope revolutionized early childhood education with a new approach to teaching and learning. Research based and child focused, the HighScope Curriculum used a carefully designed process -- called "active participatory learning" -- to achieve powerful, positive outcomes.

In the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, learning is focused on eight content areas, which are based on the dimensions of school readiness identified by the National Education Goals Panel. While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, HighScope takes the learning process beyond traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving in young children.

Find out more about HighScope on their webite here: www.highscope.org

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