CMCLC’s Curriculum

Helping Children to Succeed through Learning, Exploration and Fun!

Our curriculum is based on the knowledge that young children learn in an active, exploring, challenging, and an educational environment. CMCLC uses Houghton Mifflin and Macmillan/McGraw-Hill in our classrooms. Both of these educational curriculums are approved by the State of Maryland and are recognized as industry leaders in providing the best quality programs for young children. The curriculum provides teachers with classroom set-up, classroom interactive learning centers, and daily lesson plans for all elements of learning.

Our environment supports learning as a process and that doing is often more important than the outcome. Our classrooms are set-up in interactive centers that offer children opportunities to investigate their surroundings, interact with each other, and experience learning adventures. We incorporate materials into the classroom that encourage language development, literacy, math, science, social studies, creative arts, music, cooking, computers, social and emotional development, reading/writing, dramatic play, and free play. We teach children about topics that they can relate to, interests them, and that they can use throughout their lives. Our many themes are designed for children to gain effective tools and knowledge for everyday life.

Our programs help children expand on what they already know, build new skills, and develop ideas that could lead them to a new learning experience. We thrive on children being curious, asking questions, and taking an active role in their learning journey. We allow children to make small age appropriate choices that will help them to grow.  CMCLC also spends time working with each child to ensure they are excelling at their own pace, they are learning what is being taught, and that the activities are modified for each child's learning abilities.

Among important goals of the CMCLC curriculum are the following: 

  1. Help the child develop self-esteem and self-confidence, which provides them the tools to make good choices and decisions throughout life;
  2. Help the child develop readiness for school skills; 
  3. Help the child develop intellectual curiosity, educational skills, problem solving and learning through his or her own efforts;
  4. Help the child control their behavior in a social setting;
  5. Help the child develop and express their feelings;
  6. Help the child learn to respect and value individual, cultural, ethnic and racial diversity;
  7. Help the child with the development of their emotional, physical, educational, social and cognitive growth;
  8. Provide a program that is memorable, provides lots of smiles and fun for each child everyday!