This paper describes the curriculum at Applied Behavior Consultant, Inc. (ABC) Infant and Toddler Development Program; The writer explains the different approaches, historical foundations, and psychological foundations that affect the preschool at ABC. The reader will understand ABC’s mission statement and how the educators in the preschool have a goal of providing each student with ways to enhance their quality of life. This writer used Ornstein and Hunkins textbook, Curriculum Foundations, Principles, and Issues to help outline the importance of using a curriculum.
Introduction First, lets define what a curriculum is, Ornstein and Hunkins (2013) define curriculum as being a plan for achieving goals (p.8). The second definition for curriculum is dealing with learner’s experience. According to this definition anything planed outside or inside school is part of the curriculum (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p.8). The third definition of curriculum is less popular than the first two and says, “Curriculum is a system for dealing with people” (p.9). The last two definitions define curriculum as being a field of study with its own functions, research, and theory; and curriculum being defined in terms of subject mater (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p.9). A bester way to remember the definition of curriculum is that it outlines different events to help each educator through out the school year (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p.8). Applied Behavioral Consultant’s Inc. (ABC)