The Rayner Center uses the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies. This curriculum focuses on hands-on learning and a project-based approach. In each month-long “study,” children are encouraged to build upon their prior knowledge of a topic and pursue their curiosity to find out more. The curriculum incorporates language arts, math, science and social skills in a developmentally appropriate, research-based manner.
We use the Creative Curriculum throughout the center.
We strive to seamlessly integrate Jewish learning with our Creative Curriculum studies. Our classroom environments are infused with Jewish music, artwork, toys and books. We learn Hebrew blessings and celebrate Jewish holidays.
Our small class sizes enable our teachers to connect deeply with each child and encourage their growth and development.
One of our youngest students takes the wheel in the infant room.
One of our younger toddlers explores his classroom with a smile.
The Rayner Center emphasizes pre-literacy readiness in a fun forum that encourages children to explore books.
Children play car wash during a month-long study of Roads.
Two of our older toddlers learn about teamwork as they stack blocks.
Several of our pre-k children work in a math center.