Learn Every Day®: The Preschool Curriculum, 2nd Ed. is a 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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Make every day a learning experience! Each book features 100 activites organized by curriculum area for children ages 3 to 6. 128 pages each.
The Foundations book does just that - it is your foundation to prepare you to implement the curriculum in the best possible manner. Foundations for Learning, the cornerstone of Learn Every Day®: The Preschool Curriculum, includes information from top early childhood educators on the philosophy and research behind the curriculum. Designed to help teachers arrange and manage the early childhood environment, this resource features content written by experts in the field of early childhood education. It was designed to help teachers implement developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant activities for all learners. It can also be viewed as your critical first read for a successful implementation.
Yes, you should introduce children to the units in the order they are presented. However, as long as you complete volume one before moving to volume two, you have some flexibility to adapt the curriculum to your classroom. For example, you may skip to Unit 34 "Bugs & Spiders" when you notice the caterpillars and butterflies outside your window, even though your class is on Unit 31 "Dinosaurs".
Keep in mind, that as you progress through the curriculum, each unit becomes increasingly complex. You will need to review the developmental sequence of domain specific activities in both units to ensure you are modifying instruction to meet your student's current level of understanding.
Learn Every Day®: The Preschool Curriculum, 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 Learn Every Day®: Foundations for Learning, 2nd. Ed., 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 Preschool Curriculum, 2nd Ed may be used for both full-day and half-day programs.
Learn Every Day®: The Preschool Curriculum, 2nd Ed. supports learning and development for children ages 3 to 5, and in mixed groups. Programs can easily adapt the curriculum to meet needs for mixed-age classrooms, where some children might remain in the same classroom for two years.
It is important to note that children build on prior knowledge–children exposed to specific topics at age 3 will have a totally different reaction at age 4! During the second exposure to topics, children are more likely to expand on their knowledge and take their learning experience to a higher, more in-depth level.
While the units were designed to last approximately one week each, you can easily extend them so that they last more than one week. By adding projects and using the alternative activities provided in each unit, the curriculum can be presented across a longer time span. This is when you may wish to add the supplemental "Learn Every Day" series book set to your implementation.
No. A detailed materials list is provided with each lesson, using low-cost and common preschool classroom items. 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
No, you do not need to purchase the suggested children’s books mentioned throughout the curriculum. If you cannot find the title at the public library or shared lending libraries, you may substitute for another relevant book. If you wish to purchase the books, many are available from Kaplan Early Learning Company.
Yes. Learn Every Day® is aligned to State Standards and Head Start Outcomes. We also offer correlations and classroom product lists to the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R® & ECERS-3®) and other quality initiatives. You may find alignments in the Resources tab above. We are currently updating alignments by request. Don’t see your state? Request an alignment.