• The Barnegat Township School District’s Preschool utilizes Teaching Strategies GOLD® online which helps us plan for each child and ensure that every child is making progress. We know how important these early years are to children’s success in school and in life. Like you, we want to do everything we can to give your child a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

    The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

    The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Comprising of The Foundation, six knowledge-building volumes that help teachers set up a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices, so they’re ready to support every child, every day, and the Daily Resources, which offer step-by-step guidance in the form of Teaching Guides and additional daily teaching tools that help teachers plan and manage their days so they're always supporting children’s learning and development and promoting positive outcomes. The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is fully aligned with the New Jersey Preschool and Teaching Standards. 

    Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

    The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

    • is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which now show the seamless progression of learning and development across the whole of the early childhood years, in every area that’s critical to children’s future success.
    • presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education.
    • offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
    • addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
    • offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
    • offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.
    • contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.
    • Spanish and bilingual editions are also available.


    Please visit the NJ Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Education for a more comprehensive look at the The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool.