Toddler Program: 2 Years-Old
For our two-years-old classroom, we utilize the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, developed by Teaching Strategies. We also incorporate the educational quality standards from New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards. The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes goals and objectives for children's learning in all areas of development: social /
emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
Preschool Program: 3-6 Years-Old
For our preschool classrooms, we use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool which is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum for 3- to 6-year-old children. The curriculum addresses four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive; and language development. The Creative Curriculum allows teachers to integrate learning through literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology throughout the day based on standards that are aligned with New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.
At Children’s Learning Center of Hackensack all of our classrooms are set up with centers that contain developmentally appropriate materials for their age group. These centers include art, dramatic play, science, math, fine motor, blocks, music, and sand & water. We have four spacious classrooms – two toddler classrooms and two preschool classrooms, a gym, and fenced in outdoor play area. We maintain a small classroom size within state teacher-child ratios per age group. The children follow a daily schedule from September to June and participate in a summer enrichment program in the summer time from the end of June to August.
We also incorporate literacy, writing, and math enrichment activities into each preschool classroom’s daily schedule based on NJ Preschool Learning Standards and NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards.
During Literacy Enrichment the children learn letter recognition, beginning phonics, and phonological awareness.
Writing Enrichment focuses on handwriting skills such as how to hold a pencil and letter and number formation.
During Math Enrichment, children develop number concepts through counting skills, numeral recognition, and one-to-one correspondence. They learn to sort and classify and to identify, create, and extend patterns
Programs & Curriculum