In developing a curriculum model for the Fiji Kinde Project, it is essential to remember and integrate Fiji’s culture, environment, and daily life experiences.
The term curriculum model refers to an educational system that combines theory with practice. Curriculum models are central in Early Childhood programs because they determine the program content and help in training and implementing a high quality program that is well defined.There are several curriculum models that were used in developing the Fiji Kinde Project. Two main models that are in alignment with the goals of our project are the Creative Curriculum and the Theme Based Curriculum models.
Principles of the:
Creative Curriculum Model
Theme Based Model
In addition to the components of the curriculum models above, our program would have it’s foundation based on Biblical principles that include our goal of sharing God’s truth, love and grace.
It is important to note that because Fiji is a third world country, we believe it is vital to include hygiene education as a part of our curriculum. The curriculum model will include the daily morning routine of brushing teeth and educate the children of the importance of other simple acts of hygiene like washing hands to prevent the spread of germs and disease.