The Creative Curriculum®
Bloom has a reputation for high quality early childhood education in the Plymouth community and surrounding area. Centered upon The Creative Curriculum®, our programs emphasize exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Our supporting curriculum tools include Second Step® Social-Emotional Learning, which helps teach the important social emotional and self-regulation skills children need for success in kindergarten and beyond. We incorporate lessons from Learning About Nutrition through Activities (LANA) into our curriculum to encourage children to make healthy food choices through fun experiences. Bloom teachers use GOLD®, an observation based assessment program, to help them document each child’s performance and to create individual objectives for each child.
The Virtues Project® is another very important tool we use at our centers. It emphasizes basic values that build character and responsibility. At Bloom, staff use The Virtues Project to model positive behavior to help the children cultivate these traits within themselves:
Patience • Honesty • Respect • Gentleness • Generosity • Courtesy
Trust • Assertiveness • Orderliness • Flexibility • Tolerance • Love
A new virtue is introduced monthly through puppet shows and stories and is talked about and demonstrated throughout each school day.
Environment / Facilities
Our curriculum extends into the physical space at our centers because we believe children learn best when they are engaged. Each classroom is set up differently to complement the ages and interests of our children. Fun monthly themes keep children involved and enhance their learning experience.
- Engaging classrooms with designated areas for art, sensory exploration, dramatic play, reading, science and math
- Interest areas in each classroom set challenges for children to practice skills and meet objectives/milestones
- Large motor rooms for indoor play
- Outdoor play areas are clean, safe, secure, stimulating and full of fun