The Emergent Curriculum
Our school is continuing with our transition from a Theme-based Curriculum to an Emergent Curriculum. This approach has been around for many years in other countries and has also been practiced here in Canada as well. It is also the foundation for the current Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum.
Emergent curriculum is a style of teaching where children discover the world around them by being encouraged to explore led by their own interests and curiosity. It is child-based or child-initiated learning as opposed to teacher directed. Implementation includes creativity, flexibility, observation and documentation.
Preschool Educators and the Emergent Curriculum
Our role as educators includes:
Benefits of the Emergent Curriculum