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Our Curriculum

The Tennessee Board of Education put out a list of standards for children 6 weeks to 48 months called the Tennessee Early Learning Standards. We use this as a blueprint to create weekly lesson plans that correlate with our monthly themes. Each class has individualized lesson plans with developmentally appropriate practices to keep your child engaged in learning, from our infants all the way to Pre-K!

Our Monthly Themes

All of our classrooms have the same overall theme for their lesson plans each month. This helps with cohesive learning and allows for teachers to collaborate with each other to create enriching and engaging activities! 

While all classes have the same theme, each teacher choses a weekly focus idea that is specific to the needs and interests of the children in their class. This allows for individualization with lesson plans and ensures children are learning things that are exciting to them. 


Learning Domains

 Children's learning is integrated and occurs simultaneously across all developmental domains, or specific areas of a child's development. These domains are interrelated and interactive one another.


Approaches to Learning

Children need to learn by doing things and have someone to support and help them. This helps their brains grow in a healthy way. It's important for all children, including those with special needs or who speak different languages, to have chances to explore, solve problems, and do activities that are right for their age. This makes them feel good about learning.


Social Emotional Development

When provided with caring and secure caregivers, children's natural social nature is nurtured, enabling them to explore their surroundings, understand and manage their emotions, develop a sense of self, recognize the significance of others, and engage in cooperative play, which lays the groundwork for future learning.


Language and Early Literacy

Talking and understanding others is really important for a child's growth. Caregivers should talk and listen to children, use gestures and expressions, read books, and sing songs to help them learn. It's also important to respect a child's first language and give extra help to those who need it. This way, children can learn the skills they need to do well in school and life.



Hands-on experiences and caregiver support are essential for children's healthy brain development, as they provide sensory input, cater to individual learning styles, and ensure all children, including those with special needs or different language backgrounds, have opportunities to explore their environment, solve problems, and engage in age-appropriate activities that foster a positive attitude towards learning.



Young children are natural explorers who use their senses to learn about the world. Parents and caregivers can support their curiosity by engaging them in science activities, such as observing their surroundings, feeling different textures, and caring for living things. It's important to provide additional support for children with different language backgrounds or special needs, ensuring that everyone can participate and develop a lifelong love for science.


Social Studies

It is crucial for young children to learn about their identity in connection to their family, culture, and community. Caregivers play a vital role in helping children recognize and appreciate differences among people, fostering an understanding of their own unique qualities and abilities, by exposing them to diverse individuals, locations, and experiences that build their knowledge about culture, geography, and history.


Creative Arts

Creative arts allow children to express themselves and explore their preferences through activities like drawing, singing, pretending, and dancing. Caregivers play a vital role in providing appropriate opportunities and support, especially for children with special needs, to fully engage in artistic activities and promote physical development, self-esteem, and independence.


Physical Development

Children between the ages of birth and 48 months experience significant physical development, gaining control over their bodies. Caregivers play a crucial role in providing a safe and healthy environment for children to freely move, explore, and develop gross motor skills like running, climbing, and jumping, as well as fine motor skills like manipulating small objects. Caregivers can provide opportunities for all children to learn about their bodies and self-care.

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