Scope and Sequence
The curriculum includes an organized developmental scope and sequence to support children's development and learning. A scope and sequence outline the curriculum's focus and how the plans and materials support children at different levels of development. The scope refers to the areas of development addressed by the curriculum. The sequence includes plans and materials for learning experiences that progressively build from less to more complex, with the goal of supporting children as they move through the developmental progressions. A content-rich curriculum ensures sequences of learning experiences include multiple, related opportunities for children to explore a concept or skill with increasing depth. Sequences of learning experiences should be flexible to respond to individual children's interests, strengths, and needs.
The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, 3rd EditionFull Review & Ratings
Scope: The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, 3rd Edition identifies all areas of development and learning: social and emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, math, science and technology, social studies, the arts, and English language acquisition. It integrates domains as outlined in Volume 2: Routines and Experiences. Volumes 1–3 and Intentional Teaching Cards show color-coded sequence of learning in all domains and clearly identify sequence and expectations for stages of development.
Sequence: The curriculum provides guidance on how to support children as they move through the developmental progressions. Many resources offer information and guidance on assessing children's developmental abilities and scaffolding them through the next milestones in a flexible and responsive manner (e.g., Volume 2: Routines and Experiences, Volume 3: Objectives for Development & Learning, Intentional Teaching Cards). They also provide evidence of sequence in all ELOF domains. Color-coded learning objectives are sequentially identified for each learning domain. Overlapping age expectations allows for individualization and children with special needs.
The Gee Whiz Curriculum for Family Child CareFull Review & Ratings
Scope: The Gee Whiz Curriculum for Family Child Care recognizes all developmental domains as important for children. It identifies each domain in at least one activity per lesson in monthly units. Domains include language, literacy, math, science, logic and reasoning, approaches to learning, social studies, social and emotional learning, creative arts and music, and physical development and health. However, the curriculum provides scope only in the areas of language development, music and creative arts, and fine motor development.
Sequence: Gee Whiz Education Curriculum 2019–2020 User's Guide, The Learning Environment & the Gee Whiz Curriculum, and the "Get Ready" page in monthly units encourage providers to modify activities to suit the developmental needs of children. The curriculum provides themes that promote domain-specific learning and sequences of learning, but they are dependent on provider knowledge and skills. The Customized/Individualized Lesson Planning Sheet and Individualization Web can be used to progressively build children's skills and concepts over time. The User's Guide offers information about working with children with disabilities, delays, or special needs and individualized lesson planning. It also offers some information about working with children who are linguistically and culturally diverse. However, monthly units contain few examples of working with children who are DLLs and does not reference working with children from tribal communities.