Welcoming Children

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Rothewood Curriculum

Rothewood Curriculum is an early education approach where our teachers design projects unique to our children based on their interests. The Rothewood approach means that teachers thoughtfully plan the environment, offering many visible choices, based on the children’s skills and needs.


Project work is a component of programs that successfully practice emergent curriculum. Projects allow children to study a topic in more depth over a period of days or weeks and can involve a small group or the whole class.

Projects in an Rothewood classroom often focus on answering children’s questions such as “Where does water go when you water plants?” or “Why are things different colours?” or “What kinds of homes do animals have? And what about people’s homes?” Attentive Rothewood teachers take note of children’s questions (for example, while helping to water the flowers) and where appropriate, build project work to help answer those questions. 

At Rothewood we have a developmentally appropriate approach to planning for children’s learning in early childhood settings. Through this approach, teachers gain greater understanding of each child’s individual needs, allowing for thoughtful and individualized programming. 

This hands on course offers you tools to support the Curriculum Plan for the group of children you work with.