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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is approved by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and aligned to Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, the most widely used pre-K curriculum in the country, brings a research-based, whole-child approach into early education. It’s proven to increase kindergarten readiness by focusing on academic rigor, critical thinking through investigative learning, and social–emotional skills.

The Creative Curriculum® from Teaching Strategies is aligned to Georgia Learning Standards, Head Start frameworks, and Common Core. Recently, Head Start Consumer Report rated The Creative Curriculum® higher than any other curriculum.

See how you can increase kindergarten readiness, individualize instruction, and make learning meaningful for every young child in your program.

As an early childhood educator, your choice of curriculum and assessment is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make. After all, these resources will help build the foundation that will determine a child’s success in school now, through the transition to kindergarten, and later in life.

Explore how The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD® help children to develop curiosity, confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical skills, and how we at Teaching Strategies can help you ensure your teachers have the resources and skills necessary to make lasting change in your program.

How to Buy

Georgia schools purchasing using the Georgia Pre-K Curriculum Grant Credit

Two packages of Teaching Strategies resources are available until June 12, 2020*. Package prices include all shipping and handling fees.
Georgia's Pre-K Curriculum Grant Online Store

Pre-K Programs NEW ​to the Creative Curriculum®

Cost: $2,000 (10%+ discount off list price)
To purchase: Contact Communities 4 Children to purchase

  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Sixth Edition: The Foundation
    • Volume 1: The Foundation
    • Volume 2: Interest Areas
    • Volume 3: Literacy
    • Volume 4: Mathematics
    • Volume 5: Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts
    • Volume 6: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade
  • Six Teaching Guidesprovide plans for every moment of the day, engaging children in hands-on investigations of study topics relevant to their everyday lives
    • Beginning the Year
    • Balls Study
    • Buildings Study
    • Clothes Study
    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study
    • Trees Study
  • 201 Intentional Teaching Cards (bilingual) – provide engaging learning experiences that can be quickly individualized
  • 100 Mighty Minutes® for Preschoolturn transitions and in-between times into meaningful learning opportunities
  • 79 books from the Teaching Strategies® Children’s Book Collection, including fiction and nonfiction books
  • 22 Book Discussion Cards promote language, literacy, and social–emotional development
  • Teaching Strategies® Resource Organizer
Pre-K Programs ​CURRENTLY ​Using the Creative Curriculum®

Cost: $2,000
To purchase: Contact Communities 4 Children to purchase

  • GOLD® Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade Volume
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten Teaching Guide
  • Gardening Study
  • The Creative Curriculum®for Preschool, Expanded Daily Resources
    • Five Teaching Guides
      • Insects Study
      • Sand Study
      • Signs Study
      • Simple Machines Study
      • Tubes and Tunnels Study
    • 50 Intentional Teaching Cards (bilingual)
    • 100 More Mighty Minutes®for Preschool
    • 29 books from the Teaching Strategies®Children’s Book Collection, including fiction and nonfiction books
    • 15 Book Discussion Cards
    • 10 issues of Highlights High Five Bilingüe
    • 10 Book Conversation Cards

Georgia schools not part of the Georgia Pre-K Curriculum Grant

Please visit our online store to purchase resources directly from Teaching Strategies.

*Final date subject to change by GADECAL

Our History

Commitment to a strong start is
ingrained in our history.

Our company history can be traced to the early 1960s and the emergence of early childhood education in the United States. It was then that Diane Trister Dodge, Teaching Strategies’ visionary founder, was deep in the trenches of Head Start in Mississippi, honoring a personal commitment to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality early childhood education.

Today, the company Diane built includes many staff members who are themselves former early childhood educators and administrators. A firsthand understanding of the challenges that early childhood educators face and the respect for the critical work educators do is at the core of every single Teaching Strategies product and service, and has remained a pillar of our mission from the start.

Teaching Strategies is the leading expert in early childhood education – because it’s all we do.

We’ve always recognized the importance of a strong foundation in early childhood education. In fact, it’s been our sole focus for over 30 years. Our unique commitment to early childhood and early childhood only has made us the leading provider of early childhood education products and services today. We’ve been trusted by the early childhood education community for 30 years for a reason, and we’re committed to the success of our partners and the growth of the children in their care.


Teaching Strategies’ comprehensive,
research-based approach is an intentional
plan for success.

Every component is grounded in child development theory and scientific research, but we take it one step further. Our resources are not only research-based, they’re research-proven—validated in the field and shown to be effective by extensive research conducted by independent researchers. From multi-year efficacy studies to peer-reviewed journal articles and research foundation papers, our vast body of research proves that you can trust our products to help you deliver positive outcomes for all children.

To learn more, download our publication:
Research Foundation: The Creative Curriculum®

The 38 research-based objectives are at the heart of everything we do and they define the path teachers take with the children in their classroom.

They inform every aspect of teaching, include predictors of school success, and are aligned with state early learning guidelines. Our objectives for development and learning extends from birth through third grade. They enable teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression that spans the whole of the early childhood years.

The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. Many objectives also include dimensions that guide teachers’ thinking about various aspects of that objective and help clarify what it addresses.

The Criteria Report documents the research that went into the development of the 38 objectives. It includes an overview and rationale for inclusion of each of the development and learning areas.

To read the full report, download:
The Teaching Strategies Criteria Report


Research shows that The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is effective and promotes
children’s cognitive achievement.

Explore the effectiveness of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. Our curriculum includes the latest research in the early childhood field, in order to help teachers and administrators to give children the best early childhood education possible.

To learn more, download:
Effectiveness Study: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool


Our solutions align with Georgia, Federal, and Head Start standards.

Our curriculum and assessment resources are aligned with the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards.

To view our alignments, download:

The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten

Georgia Standards of Excellence: Language Arts (2015), Mathematics (2015), Science (2016), and Social Studies (2016) (PDF)

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

Georgia’s Pre-K Program Content Standards (PDF)

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)


Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (2013) (PDF)

Georgia’s Pre-K Program Content Standards (PDF)

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Content Areas

Our preschool curriculum is comprehensive.

Our curriculum covers all content areas critical to a child’s successful in preparation for kindergarten.


Purposeful, focused opportunities nurture the development of mathematical skills, even in the youngest of learners.

Our curriculum includes resources that focus on mathematics and provide early childhood educators with guidance for incorporating math throughout the day and into interest areas.

To learn more, download:
Research Foundation: Mathematics

Language and Literacy

Our approach shows early childhood educators how to intentionally infuse literacy practices in their classrooms and use the environment to create literacy-related experiences.

In addition, The Creative Curriculum® includes material that emphasizes the function of language as a tool to help children express their own thoughts and ideas and communicate with others.

To learn more, download:
Research Foundation: Language and Literacy

Letter Knowledge

Our resources help teachers support children’s ability to associate letter names and symbols with their sounds, understand that letter symbols are grouped together in a particular order to form words and experiment with writing letters of the alphabet in the context of writing for a purpose.

With our approach, children learn to recognize and name upper and lower case letters, beginning with the letters in their name.

To learn more, download:
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Letter Knowledge

Phonological Awareness

Our approach helps teachers guide children as they learn to hear and discriminate between the separate sounds of oral language that are blended into ordinary speech (which plays a vital role in learning to read); notice and discriminate rhyme and alliteration; and explore sounds, syllables, and words by examining onset (the part of the syllable before the first vowel) and rime (the first vowel and everything after it).

To learn more, download:
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Phonological Awareness

Executive Function

Research shows that executive functioning and self-regulation are very strong predictors of school success.

Our approach incorporates and emphasizes development of these skills, offering daily opportunities to support, rather than direct, children’s behavior and enable them to develop their own regulatory skills.

To learn more, download:
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Executive Function

English- & Dual-Language Learners

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that nearly 25% of children entering kindergarten speak a language other than English at home. In Head Start programs, this figure rises to more than 30%.

Instructional strategies found within The Creative Curriculum® support children’s development of skills in their first languages. The included resources enable teachers intentionally to support children’s development in English and in their first languages, thereby helping children become confident, successful bilingual learners.

Learn more, download:
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool:
Research Foundation English - and Dual-Language Learners

Support Teachers

Teaching Strategies now offers new onboarding resources to help teachers successfully implement The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and GOLD® in their classroom.

These resources provide step-by-step information on how to best leverage the curriculum to the fullest in your program. Resources, including the Getting Started ChecklistsUser Guides, and Model Implementation Plans, have been designed for use by new and veteran educators alike, providing the support you need every step of the way.  Download:  The Creative Curriculum® resources     |     GOLD® resources

At Teaching Strategies, we think of ourselves as your partner in your program’s professional development training experiences…

…one that’s as committed as you are to enhancing the skills and knowledge of your early childhood educators, regardless of experience or learning style. We offer sessions and resources to meet the needs of every early childhood classroom both in-person and online.

Learn more about how you can help build a lasting foundation for the children in your pre-K program.

Contact your sales representative:

  • Jenn Bipes, M. Ed.
    301-634-0818, x10020
    Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Michael Benge
    Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee
  • Derek Pearman
    Private Childcare Specialist
    Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

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