Curriculum & Assessment
HCDC offers a proven curriculum, screening and assessment process that will enrich your child’s development while instilling a lifelong love of learning.
The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. It focuses on the whole child and clearly defines the teacher’s vital role in connecting content directly to your child’s world. The Creative Curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning to help children build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills.
Lesson goals and objectives are linked directly to the research-based assessment tool that our teachers use to gage children’s advancement. Authentic, continuing assessment gives teachers insight on individual children’s abilities, interests and progress so they can plan engaging and challenging experiences to support children’s physical, language, cognitive and social/emotional development. Knowing how children develop and learn is the basis for planning classroom experiences, selecting materials, and guiding children’s learning.