JoJo’s Uses Creative Curriculum© for Early Childhood

The most important goal of an early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.

The curriculum should help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. The curriculum teaches them how to learn in preschool and throughout their lives. Children will learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. In doing so they develop good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

Creative Curriculum© identifies goals in all areas of development:

  • Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
  • Emotional: To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
  • Cognitive: Assists children to become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
  • Physical: Helps children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.

The philosophy behind Creative Curriculum© is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking). In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors, and they notice relationships between things. In time, they learn to use one object to stand for another. This is the beginning of symbolic thinking. Gradually children become more and more able to use abstract symbols like words to describe their thoughts and feelings. They learn to “read” pictures which are symbols of real people, places and things. This exciting development in symbolic thinking takes place during the pre-school years as children play. The activities planned for children, the way the environment is organized, the selection of toys and materials, the daily schedule, and how we talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of the curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.

The JoJo’s Difference


space per child for preschool care

Space!

Often times Preschools prioritize profit over developmental needs and safety. The Colorado State minimum of space required per child is 30 sq ft. Most Preschools structure their schools to maximize the capacity of each classroom for profits and fill them to state capacity limits.

At JoJos we believe that space is crucial for physical development and Covid-19 safety. JoJo’s provides no less than 300 sq ft per child with large, well ventilated, classrooms and more than 8,000 sq ft of gross motor skill play areas

children exercising at preschool

Gross Motor Skill Development

JoJo’s takes a dedicated approach to gross motor skill development and assures that all children receive a minimum of 3 hours of organized physical activities each day. The state mandated minimum that most preschools follow is 60 mins, which is almost always an outside activity and thus does not occur on days with inclement weather.  Based on new research, we understand that requirement to be inappropriate, in particular to kids older than 3 yrs of age.  Assuring that kids receive the proper amount of physical free play and organized gross motor skill development is a developmental priority and a feature of our typical preschool schedule. 

kids being dropped off at preschool

Flexibility

One of the great things about JoJo’s is that for our 3 day and 5 day families, our hours are flexible.  You pick your schedule, keep in mind we are open 7 days a week.  Your drop off and pick up times are flexible. There are no extra charges relative to the times your child is dropped off or picked up.  Our hours are 7am to 7pm M-F and 9am to 7pm Sat and Sun.  Whether you child is with us 12 hours in a single day or 7 hours, your tuition stays the same. 


JoJo’s Preschool Programs

5 Day Program* – $1,200/Monthly *CCAP Accepted

  • Offered 7 days a week
  • Includes flexible drop off and pick up
  • Available to ages 2.5 and up
  • Potty training required

3 Day Program* – $800/Monthly *CCAP Accepted

  • Offered 7 days a week
  • Includes flexible drop off and pick up
  • Available to ages 2.5 and up
  • Potty training required

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