A high quality curriculum encourages children to learn for themselves and that has been Liberty's goal since inception. The curriculum is designed to introduce language arts(listening, speaking, comprehension), beginning mathematics, and includes science in all levels. Other domains are introduced but we suggest that curricular decisions take into account behavior and learning needs, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as teachers’ prior training and experience and need for ongoing professional development.
“Student-centered” refers to a wide variety of methods and approaches intended to address the learning needs, interests, or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students. To accomplish this goal educators and specialists employ a variety of methods, from modifying instructional strategies to entirely redesigning the ways in which students are grouped and taught. Liberty Education’s curriculum provides for this type of flexibility in that it is appropriate as a ‘core’ curriculum or that can be integrated (or segregated) from other themes and domains depending on needs and circumstances.
“Teacher-friendly’ in our context means the curriculum is uncomplicated to implement. If teachers do not have an educational background that provides a foundation in child development or early childhood pedagogy, a curriculum can be difficult to implement. Thus, in situations where teacher experience is lacking then a ‘scripted’ curriculum can override such difficulties by providing clear directions, examples, and sequences that are to be used by all teachers and for all students. This method assures that all development goals and academic domains are covered by the teacher.