The G-A Pre-K classrooms utilize the Creative Curriculum and incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) into their daily routine.
The Creative Curriculum encourages children to experiment, explore and pursue their own interests. Teachers give children many opportunities to work with concrete objects and to discover the logic of how these objects behave. In the Creative Curriculum classroom, instruction is based on observing and documenting what children do and say. The teachers provide opportunities for every child to pursue his or her special talents and to demonstrate areas of strength.
Taken from: The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th Edition, Diane Dodge (2002).
American Sign Language:
- Is a great way for children to build fine and gross motor skills.
- Increases vocabulary and language skills.
- Improves hand and eye coordination.
- Enhances confidence and self-esteem.
- Encourages an enthusiasm for learning.
- Improves memory and enhances recall.
- Is a fun and playful activity that children enjoy doing.