• Curiosity Corner Curriculum



    Demarest Early Learners program utilizes the Curiosity Corner Curriculum.  Our full-day preschool program utilizes play to explore thematic units throughout the course of the year.  During this time the students develop age appropriate social emotional skills with the help of the curriculum.


    Curiosity Corner is a complete, developmentally appropriate program for three and four year olds.  The program encourages exploration through cooperative learning, center-based activities, reading circles, and themes to educate young children. 


    Curiosity Corner is designed to provide a strong foundation in language and literacy, mathematics, science, listening and social skills through thematic instruction.




    Curriculum Components

    Gathering Circle 
    Children are welcomed into the classroom and participate in circle time activities.


    Plan & Play

    Students engage in imaginative play and exploring materials while experimenting, observing, and recording data.  They interact together enhancing interpersonal, oral-language, and cognitive skills.


    Story Telling and Retelling (STaR)

    STaR engages the children in literature and concepts of print as they make predictions, recall events, and learn new vocabulary related to the theme.


    Move It!

    A brief daily structured movement activity that is connected to learning and thematic concepts.


    Clues & Questions

    Whole-group activity that introduces the thematic concepts.


    Rhyme Time

    Brings the whole-group activities to a close with active, theme-related rhymes and songs that promote phonological awareness.


    Getting Along Together

    Activities engage children in social problem-solving and self-regulation skill practice.


    Math Moments

    Introduces numbers and number concepts.



    Children recall and summarize activities to reinforce the skills and concepts they have learned throughout the day and the week.



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