A Pathway to Kindergarten Readiness for All Mississippi Children

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool has been approved by the Mississippi Department of Education

Ensure all children in Mississippi are kindergarten-ready with the most widely used preschool curriculum in the nation. Over 94% of Mississippi Head Start programs bring our top-rated, research-based, academically rigorous curriculum to their youngest learners.

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Teach children to become creative, confident, critical learners with Teaching Strategies.


Our preschool curriculum is aligned to Mississippi Early Learning Standards.

Aligned to early learning guidelines in each state and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, so you can demonstrate that your program is meeting all requirements while focusing on the needs of individual children

Alignment of Objectives for Development & Learning

Alignment of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool


Ensure all children in Mississippi are on the same path to kindergarten readiness.

Individualize instruction by understanding how children are progressing and supporting them with unique color-coded progressions that show the development of skills from birth through third grade. Effectively scaffold learning experiences to meet each child at their current developmental level with the embedded guidance and strategies located on curricular resources.

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Focus on the whole child with equitable learning experiences that go beyond just math and literacy.

Build children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills through hands-on, project-based investigations that promote discovery and inquiry. Our resources focus on equitable learning experiences for all children based on their unique needs, interests, and experiences.

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Provide 24/7 digital access to the curriculum.
Offer access to developmentally appropriate preschool digital curriculum at any time, anywhere, including new content as it’s developed and access to a robust children’s book collection.

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Build powerful partnerships with Mississippi families.

Share preschool curriculum resources to reinforce and extend learning at home, including through two-way communication. Families will have access to family-friendly resources, including access to equitable literature from our Digital Children’s Library to read with children at home.

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Support teachers every step of the way.
Build teacher skills and confidence with coaching and guidance embedded throughout the program. We also offer ongoing professional development such as online courses, in-person and virtual sessions, and coaching to further support your implementation.

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The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a researched-based program that focuses on development and learning, which is aligned with the Early Learning Standards of Mississippi. It incorporates literacy, math, the arts and more, throughout, and encourages teachers to implement developmentally appropriate practices.
Monica May, Director of Early Education
Delta Health Alliance, MS

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The newest edition of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Guided Edition offers the most up-to-date research and includes a new foundation volume supporting social–emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

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The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

The Foundation

  • Volume 1: The Foundation
  • Volume 2: Interest Areas
  • Volume 3: Social–Emotional, Physical & Cognitive
  • Volume 4: Language & Literacy
  • Volume 5: Mathematics
  • Volume 6: Science and Technology, Social Studies & the Arts
  • Volume 7: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade

9 total Teaching Guides, including 8 four-week studies

  • The First Six Weeks: Building Your Classroom Community Teaching Guide
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Balls study
  • Buildings study
  • Clothes study
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle study
  • Trees study
  • Water study
  • Wheels study
  • Exercise study

251 Intentional Teaching Experiences (bilingual)

100 Mighty Minutes for Preschool (cards 201-300)

20 Mighty Minutes Posters (bilingual)

73 books from the Teaching Strategies Children’s Book Collection

20 Book Discussion Cards

Teaching Strategies Resource Organizer

The Creative Curriculum Cloud for Preschool

This exclusive offer for Mississippi includes a 5-year subscription to a full library of resources from The Creative Curriculum for teachers and families and access to new content as it is developed.

Teacher Resources

  • Foundation volumes (13)
  • Getting Started guide
  • Teaching Guides (20+)
  • Intentional Teaching Experiences (251)
  • Mighty Minutes (300)
  • Book Discussion Cards
  • Select books from our Children’s Book Collection
  • Photo Library
  • Digital Children’s Library with select books from our Children’s Book Collection and titles from other publishers across a variety of genres

Family-Facing Resources

  • At-Home Guided Learning Plans (191)
  • Guided Learning Experiences (251)
  • Family Mighty Minutes (300)
  • LearningGames (100)
  • Recipe Cards (16)
  • Digital Children’s Library with select books from our Children’s Book Collection and titles from other publishers across a variety of genres

Planning Calendar

Auto-populate your calendar with curricular resources, customize and share your daily and weekly plans, access comprehensive daily guidance and supplemental resources, and utilize integrated assessment data to individualize learning.

Family Mobile App

Our mobile app enables quick and efficient communication between teachers and families and makes sharing videos, photos, texts, and files easier than ever.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that meets the needs of the whole child. The curriculum supports teachers every step of the way. It provides on-going assessments and observations that supports children’s outcomes. All children are unique and it allows children learn, grow, and develop at their own pace including dual-language learners.
Geisha Forrest, Early Education Coach
Delta Health Alliance

Improve Learning Outcomes
for Every Child

Learn how you can increase kindergarten readiness, individualize instruction, and make learning meaningful for every young child in Mississippi. Contact your state sales representative at 855-448-4352 or use the form below with any questions, requests, or to order our resources.

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Lori Parker
Private Child Care Early Learning Solutions Specialist