SPICE Curriculum

West End coc Preschool has developed a curriculum for our students which is based on the Tennessee Early Learning Standards. You may view these at http://www.tennessee.gov/education/ci/earlychildhood/.   Each teaching team uses these standards to devise lesson plans that challenge each child at their own level in order to grow in all areas of development while enjoying learning through play. We call this the SPICE curriculum:


S for Socialization

P for Physical Development

I for Intellectual Development

C for Communication Skills

E for the Expressive Arts. 


We also use supplemental materials from Setting the Stage curriculum developed by Marcy Hemminger (www.Primarily-Kids.com).  All teachers have training in the Starting Small, Teaching Tolerance in Preschool program (www.tolerance.org) and use these guidelines in creating an inclusive classroom environment.