The curriculum utilized at Play Groups is guided by the established principles of The Creative Curriculum®, widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading systems of integrated planning, assessment and evaluation for early childhood programs. The natural environment of the Outdoor Classroom offers Play Groups children a vast new world of opportunities to enhance and expand the development of their cognitive, emotional, social and physical skills.
The staff of Play Groups has expanded and adapted several of the study topics included in The Creative Curriculum® for exploration in the setting of the Outdoor Classroom. The result is that our children have the opportunity to develop many new skills, enhanced by working in a natural setting. Some examples include: