Pinnacle Curriculum is based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, providing hands-on, center-based activities that promote the development of emerging skills. Written by early childhood experts with years of child care experience, Pinnacle Curriculum provides a research-based educational foundation for the children in our center. Teachers are exposed to early childhood development knowledge each day through Pinnacle Curriculum. The children delight in the fun, interactive activities that are available to them – they develop a love for learning while they are growing, playing, and having fun!
The Preschool and After School Curriculum that teachers LOVE! Quality child care begins with quality programming. Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum™ is designed to engage children in developmentally appropriate activities that move them toward their potential. It provides teachers with daily information that makes creating meaningful learning experiences possible, without the time consuming research that lesson planning often takes.
Infants and Toddlers — Pinnacle Curriculum for infants and toddlers provides activities that stimulate growth and development that can be incorporated into the routines of the day. Encouraging an atmosphere of caring, love, and hugs, Pinnacle Curriculum provides teachers with fun activities to do with little ones all day – even during the “Radical Routines” of eating and changing! Infant and toddler guides follow a weekly format, allowing teachers to choose several activities per day for each child. Lesson plans are designed for personalization, making it easy to craft the curriculum to meet each child’s specific needs.
Twos, Threes, and Fours — For two-, three-, and four-year-olds, Pinnacle Curriculum follows a daily activity format that matches the ever-changing needs of each rapidly developing child! Each age group has a separate curriculum that is specific to their educational and emotional needs, interests, and activity level. Pinnacle Curriculum provides for these age groups small and large group time activities, along with center-based activities for as many centers as a classroom can hold. The activities in Pinnacle Curriculum meet learning objectives that will help each child move towards their potential as they explore and experiment with materials and activities in the classroom.
School Age — Pinnacle Curriculum for school-age children takes into consideration the special needs of this special group. Whether they want to work on a creative art project, do homework, or just relax in the “Chill Zone,” Pinnacle Curriculum assists the school-age teacher in creating a fun environment where after-schoolers want to be! Pinnacle Curriculum provides opportunities for students to interact with each other as they participate in activities that challenge their creativity in a social/recreational outlet for that after-school energy!