Curriculum at the Preakness Early Childhood Center

  • The Preakness ECC follows the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.

    The full standards document can be found here:


    Tools of the Mind

    Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood model combining teacher professional development with a comprehensive, innovative curriculum that helps young children to develop the cognitive, social-emotional, self-regulatory, and foundational academic skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

    Tools of the Mind is designed to support the development of all young children. Tools currently serves over 30,000 children in PreK and K classrooms that run the gamut from small rural school districts, to large urban ones including Washington DC; and from elite private schools, to publicly funded programs serving children from low-resource families.  You can also access the Tools of the Mind website for more information.