•  FUMNS CURRICULUM BEGINS WITH UNDERSTANDING THE INDIVIDUAL CHILD.          
    • Prioritizing teacher/child interactions and the parent/ teacher partnership helps the teacher implement curriculum to address each child’s developmental needs and learning style.
  • WE BUILD UPON THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CONNECTICUT EARLY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS (CT ELDS).
    • CT ELDS outlines skills and behaviors necessary to development and readiness.  Standards are imbedded in daily activities and address all areas of development.
  • OUR CURRICULUM DEMONSTRATES AN UNDERSTANDING OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE.
    • We present curriculum in a PLAY BASED ENVRIONMENT where children have ample opportunity to explore, question, investigate, and manipulate objects and materials.
    • We emphasize SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT to provides the foundational skills necessary for a child to participate effectively in the classroom.
    •  We plan experiences in all areas of development to grow the “WHOLE CHILD” recognizing that all areas of development are interrelated.
    • We provide modifications and accommodations to support INCLUSION  that recognizes every child as a unique learner and capable of reaching individual developmental milestones at their own pace and in their own style.
  • OUR CURRICULUM ENCOURAGES EACH CHILD TO GO BEYOND ACQUIRING SKILLS TO DEVELOP THE ESSENTIAL DISPOSITIONS TO BECOME A COMPETENT LEARNER. Competent learners are creative, inquisitive, flexible, critical thinkers, purposeful and reflective, and social learners. We encourage these essential dispositions when our curriculum:
    • Incorporates CHILDRENS’ INTERESTS and QUESTIONS alongside teacher directed learning experiences.
    • Uses INTERESTING MATERIALS AND OPEN ENDED ACTIVITIES with many possibilities.
    • Asks children to OBSERVE AND DOCUMENT their observations.
    • Encourages children to EXPRESS THEMSELVES in a variety of ways.

Provides daily opportunities to LISTEN, ASK, SHARE AND COLLABORATE WITH PEERS

For information on Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, visit http://www.ct.gov.oec.elds