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Curriculum & Assessment
Curiosity Corner was developed as a comprehensive school reform program by the Success for All Foundation in response to the Abbott decision. The program was piloted in the winter of 1999 and then implemented and evaluated in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. The curriculum provides a developmental approach emphasizing language and literacy, as well as physical, emotional and interpersonal development, math, science, social studies, music, movement and art. The literacy-focused, problem-solving program provides teachers and children with structured thematic units that include concrete, interactive experiences with detailed instructions and materials. Effective instruction is built around the concept of cooperative learning within a carefully designed and supportive structure. Extensive training and support for teachers is integral to ongoing curriculum implementation (Success for All Foundation, 2005).