Curriculum is the entire range of experiences that children have at school. Content objectives and learning outcomes, knowledge of child development and careful observation of the needs and interests of individual children guide curriculum.
There is no one "best" curriculum for all programs. There are many excellent curriculum models that meet the guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice and the DECE's Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. The Division supports preschool curricula that meet the following criteria:
The recommended curricula are:
Application for NJ Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education Curriculum Review