A high-quality, research-based curriculum provides learning goals and activities in key areas of childrens development that reflect support for school readiness goals. A curriculum provides guidance on what to teach content and how to teach learning experiences and teaching practices. The content is drawn from current child development science, the interests and ideas of the children, and the values of the community.
Source: National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/practice/curricula