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    “My son learned so much over this past year. Colors, shapes, numbers, how to work well with other children. The teachers are great, happy and upbeat, always a smile. I would highly recommend LAUP.” – Vivian Duron, parent

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    A quality preschool program should “implement curriculum that is thoughtfully planned, challenging, engaging, developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, comprehensive, and likely to promote positive outcomes for all children” (NAEYC  Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation Position Statement). A quality program implements a curriculum that is research based and with the use of developmentally appropriate assessment tools uses the information collected to create lesson plans that can be individualized to focus on the developmental needs of each child. LAUP supports providers in using a curriculum that is research based and helps to prepare all children for kindergarten.

    Click here to download the LAUP Approved Curriculum List and Waiver Procedures

    The following is a list of LAUP approved curriculums and approaches:

    Approved Curriculums

    Approved Approaches

    • Montessori
    • Reggio Emilia

    Please refer to the LAUP Operating Guidelines - Section 2 (B) Curriculum pp22-23 for complete details of criteria for LAUP approved curriculums and approaches.

    Curriculum Declaration Form

    Additional Documentation Form

    Please refer to the resources below for more information on selecting the right curriculum for your program:   

    NAEYC Position Statement for Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation, November 2003