Creative Expression

Lessons

  • 1

    Creativity: An Introduction

    Children are born with a natural drive to explore and make sense of the world around them. They are curious explorers and they wonder how and why things work the way they do. Their natural curiosity and creativity are enhanced and supported through nurturing, responsive relationships with their families and providers. This lesson will further explore and define the creativity of children in family child care settings and offer an opportunity to think about the importance of creativity for all children.

    This lesson is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete.
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  • 2

    Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Experiences and Activities

    Curiosity, exploration, and experimentation help children learn about the world, themselves, and the people around them. This lesson will help you learn more about creating experiences and activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and experimentation in an effort to support creativity in all children.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 3

    Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Environments and Materials

    The materials you include in your program help set the stage for an engaging learning environment for all children, which supports their exploration, experimentation, and curiosity. This lesson will highlight materials that promote creativity for all children and it will share information about choosing materials that support the strengths, needs, and cultures of the children in your care.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 4

    Fostering Creativity: The Family Child Care Provider

    This lesson highlights the significance of being a creative family child care provider and provides insight on how to promote creativity in your family child care home when engaging with children and families. A key learning point is the importance of self-reflection and collaborative, supportive relationships.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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