PINNACLE Curriculum

CCEI’S RESEARCH-BASED
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LESSONS

What is Pinnacle Curriculum?

Pinnacle® is a research-based early childhood curriculum, designed with both teachers and students in mind. Based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, Pinnacle® provides early childhood educators with lessons that engage children in developmentally appropriate activities. Pinnacle® is published in an easy-to-use, reusable format that includes lesson plan guides, activity enrichments, and long range goals linked to key standards. Developmentally appropriate curriculum programs are offered for Infants, Toddlers, Two’s, Three’s, Four’s, and School-Age children.

  • Based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson
  • Developmentally appropriate activities that adhere to early childhood education industry standards
  • Clearly stated learning objectives to help facilitate learning in all domains
  • Flexible programming to accommodate varied learning styles
  • Carefully selected themes that capture children’s interest
  • Long-range goals linked to Key Standards
  • Provides suggestions to enrich childhood developmental milestones based on research
  • Interactive activities that help children develop a love for learning while they are growing, playing, and having fun
  • Cost effective – Purchase it once and reuse it year-after-year
  • Easy to follow daily or weekly early learning curriculum format
  • Includes Lesson Plan Guides
  • Options for enriching activity centers and circle times every day
  • Suggested book lists related to theme
  • Patterns included for teacher use and classroom enrichment
  • Five weeks of early learning curriculum for each month
  • Comprehensive Age-Specific Programs for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Threes, Fours and School-Age children

Why Choose Pinnacle Curriculum?

This “play to learn” style early childhood curriculum instills a deep love for learning through active and engaging lesson plans. Each child learns differently and the Pinnacle curriculum offers adaptability with lesson plans that are designed for personalization. Rather than purchasing a pricey child care center curriculum every year, Pinnacle® curriculum is reusable and recyclable. The curriculum is not date or time sensitive, meaning that you can use the curriculum year after year. Choose from faith-based or secular options that both exceptionally prepare children to excel in school. This early childhood education curriculum allows you to spend less time planning and more time in playful discovery with your children. 


CCEI’s Research-Based Early Childhood Curriculum Offers:

  • Developmentally appropriate activities that adhere to early childhood education industry standards
  • Clearly stated learning objectives to help facilitate learning in all domains
  • Flexible programming to accommodate varied learning styles
  • Carefully selected themes that capture children’s interest
  • Long-range goals linked to Key Standards
  • Suggestions to enrich childhood developmental milestones based on research
  • Interactive activities that help children develop a love for learning while they are growing, playing, and having fun
  • Easy to follow daily or weekly early learning curriculum format
  • Includes Lesson Plan Guides
  • Options for enriching activity centers and circle times every day
  • Suggested book lists related to the theme
  • Patterns included for teacher use and classroom enrichment
  • Five weeks of early learning child care center curriculum for each month
  • Comprehensive Age-Specific Programs for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Threes, Fours, and School-Age children

Learning Objectives for Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum:

  • Social and Interpersonal Objectives – includes learning listening skills, sharing, playing fairly, compromise, respect, and more. 
  • Logical and Mathematical Objectives – includes counting from 1-30, comparisons, basic number concepts, pattern recognition, and understanding spatial concepts: first, middle, last, front, back, up, down, over, under, through, in and out (we even have a course on spatial concepts in our PD catalog), and more.
  • Language and Emerging Literacy Objectives – includes learning to follow directions, write a first name, tell a story in a sequence, rhyming skills, building vocabulary, recognizing the names and sounds of consonants and short vowels, forming consonants and vowels in upper and lower case and building vocabulary skills including color, words, shapes, weather, seasons, holidays, manners, friendships, community helpers, family traditions, health and safety, animals, farming, science, and mathematical, and more.
  • Gross Motor Skills – includes learning to catch small objects, throw an object in the intended direction, running with control, climbing without falling, reproducing rhythmic patterns, and more. 
  • Fine Motor Skills – includes learning to use scissors on lines and shapes, using a crayon in a defined area, creativity with art media, using writing and drawing tools with control and holding a pencil correctly, and more. 
  • *Optional Christian Objectives – includes learning who God is, who Jesus is, learning to pray, sing Christian songs, knowing that God loves them, and more. 

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Pinnacle® Curriculum secular version

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Pinnacle® Curriculum faith based version

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of Wonder Curriculum

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