Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed., is research-based, year-round program that incorporates play into children’s daily learning routines to enhance their growth and development.
Guided play is gaining traction as a great scaffolding approach to learning new concepts. Research shows that high-quality instruction and high-quality free play do not have to compete for time in the classroom. Doing both well makes each one richer. Use Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed., to provide nurturing and play-encouraging environments for children in your program.
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Most professionals avoid the word "curriculum," when speaking about infants. Learn Every Day®: The Program from Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed is a high-quality infant program that recognizes each child’s individualized needs and unique internal clock, allowing them to set the schedule.
Yes. Learn Every Day®: The Program from Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed., supports learning and development for children ages 0 to 3, and in mixed groups. The program groups activities by domain and honors individual differences. While teaching one domain, you may use several different activities to align to each child's needs.
Yes, Learn Every Day®: The Program from Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed., may be used for both full-day and half-day programs, or by a home visitor. The program is flexible, with activities grouped by domain, and multiple activities for each domain and age group. The authors intentionally provided various types of activities, recognizing that all children grow and develop differently.
Learn Every Day®: The Program from Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed., is a very intuitive program that is easy to implement without additional training. The basics of how to use the program and how to set up the environment for all types of learners are provided in Foundations book, included in the curriculum. To improve the fidelity of the implementation, programs may wish to participate in our additional professional development opportunities.
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Learn Every Day®: The program for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, 2nd Ed., is a comprehensive play-based program with the goal of building meaningful interactions. The program is derived by extensive research and authored by some of the top early childhood experts in the country. The program is based in part on the best-selling book, >Infant-Toddler Planning Guide, written by Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, and on the work of the North Carolina Infant and Toddler Early Learning Guidelines Task Force and its subsequent publication, Infant-Toddler Foundations: Guidelines for Development and Learning for North Carolina's Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 36 Months).
Yes, this program is ideal for home visitors and early interventionists. Most activities in both Volume 1 and Volume 2 are designed to be used with one or more children, supporting efficient home.
Most activities in Learn Every Day®: The Program for Toddlers and Twos, 2nd Ed., are designed to be completed with one or more children, making them easy to be completed at home. Teachers often send home suggestions and copies of the activities so families can continue their children’s classroom learning at home. Further, the Foundations Guide features further suggestions for family engagement.
The authors feel strongly that assessments for infants, toddlers, and twos should be authentic; therefore, to gain a clear picture of a child's abilities, any assessments you choose should be: ongoing, closely related to your daily program, used in a child's natural play environment, and measure developmentally appropriate skills. Assessments are authentic when children are observed in all relevant domains, and when they account for different learning styles. The family is also an important source of information.
More information to support authentic assessments is featured in the Foundations Guide.
Kaplan is proud to offer two formal assessments that can be used with Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants and Toddlers, 2nd Ed.: Learning Accomplishment Profile: Birth to Kindergarten and DECA I/T.
While there are currently no national standards for programs serving infants, toddlers, and twos, many states have developed their own standards, for which we have developed alignments. Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, 2nd Ed. has been aligned to Early Head Start School Readiness Goals, along with correlations and Classroom lists for other quality initiatives, such as the Environment Rating Scales (ITERS-r). You may find alignments in the Resources tab above. We are currently updating alignments by request. Don’t see your state? Request an alignment.
This program was written to help teachers utilize materials and resources found in most settings serving infants, toddlers, and twos. Most of the activities in the program were designed to use items commonly found in a typical infant and/or toddler setting. The associated skill kits were designed to support teachers who may not have the necessary manipulatives typically found in settings serving infants and toddlers, as well as to support programs that are just getting started and need to develop an infant or toddler classroom.
No. A detailed materials list is provided with each lesson, using low-cost and common items in an infant or toddler setting. You may find that you do not have all the items listed; it's okay to substitute!
We offer pre-assembled kits with author-selected items designed to enhance the implementation. Learn more in the Learn Every Day® Supplemental Kits tab.
Remember, learning is a process, not a product, whereby children experience new and exciting ways to explore.
Yes, both assessments measure quality environments and responsive caregiving in the context of developmentally appropriate practices.
Yes, the program is infused with activities and information about serving infants, toddlers, and twos with special needs. We recognize that all children learn at their own pace, and have individual strengths and weaknesses. Both volumes feature suggestions for working with infants, toddlers, and twos with developmental delays and for adapting the environment.