Your Trusted Partner for Florida VPK & School Readiness
Kaplan is proud to extend its long-standing tradition of supporting you -- Florida's early childhood professionals and caregivers – with this website, which is designed to help you create quality learning environments for young children. With the click of a button, you will find the information and resources you need to design and operate a high quality pre-kindergarten program for young children and their families in your area.
Participation in Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program and School Readiness Program ensures that children are ready for a great kindergarten year and lays the foundation for future academic success. We look forward to playing a role in that success story!
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Ages 3 - 5 years.Using a multisensory, strength based approach the Learn Every Day™ and Nemours® Super Set combines the effectiveness of two highly regarded early childhood programs into an economical must have resource! Covering all domains of learning, with an additional focus on emergent literacy skills the LED/NBS super set is appropriate for full day or half day programs. Super Set includes: Learn Every Day: The Preschool Curriculum (3 volume set), Learn Every Day™ Program Guide, Nemours® BrightStart! Level One Lesson Plan kit, Nemours® BrightStart! A Parent's Guide to Reading Readiness (20 copies) Supplemental materials and manipulatives are available for additional purchase.
View sample lessons from Learn Every Day™: The Preschool Curriculum.
View additional resources from Nemours® BrightStart!
View a Sample Lesson Plan
View Pacing Guide and Scope and Sequence for the Super Set
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Ages Birth - 3 years.This program is packed with tips, advice, strategies, and hundreds of activities to help you provide nurturing environments for infants, toddlers, and twos. The program includes two music CDs by award-winning composer Maryann Mar. Harman. This three-book set contains a foundation guide, and more than 1,000 activities for infants, toddlers, and twos. Written by experts in the field of early learning, this program provides advice on infant development, working with children who have special needs, family engagement, and so much more.
Ages 3 - 5 years.The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum is designed to provide a blend between a developmental and a didactic approach to working with young children. This theme series provides teachers with lesson ideas that will allow opportunities to offer direct information while allowing children to experiment and explore materials in order to create their own knowledge. The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum theme series is written to offer support to educators and parents who wish to maintain a balance between supporting their child's acquisition of skills and knowledge that will prepare him/her for later school success and the joys and delights of experiencing a playful childhood.
For additional information, visit the Beyond Centers and Circle Time website.
View a sample lesson from the Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum
Ages 3 - 5 years.The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum is designed to provide a blend between a developmental and a didactic approach to working with young children. This theme series will provide teachers with lesson ideas that will allow opportunities to offer direct information while allowing children to experiment and explore materials in order to create their own knowledge.The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum theme series is written to offer support to educators and parents who wish to maintain a balance between supporting their child's acquisition of skills and knowledge that will prepare him/her for later school success and the joys and delights of experiencing a playful childhood.
Ages Birth - 3 years.By Dr. Pamela C Phelps. This curriculum provides caregivers an understanding of the unique educational needs of children age birth to three and how important the development of play skills is to their later school success. Coil bound - Copyright 2005.
Ages Birth - 3 years.Children's development is enhanced when adults are interactive and they are provided with opportunities to learn the appropriate use of materials and the expected behaviors for situations. Young children who develop symbolic play skills during their toddler years are better able to continue to make positive progress towards success in later school. This series of DVDs is designed to help caregivers of young children develop dramatic play and language experiences that will support the development of higher level thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and positive social behaviors.
Birth - 3 years. Strengthen attachment, attunement and social play with Baby Doll Circle Time by Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline. Now your center can provide necessary one-on-one connections without increasing staff burdens or staff numbers by using the revolutionary approach in Baby Doll Circle Time. Boost your job satisfaction and ensure children thrive by starting this stress-reducing and giggle-enducing program today! Includes an instructional DVD that features classroom demonstration and support. 160 pages.
Designed for teachers of 3 - 5 year olds, this complete curriculum focuses on how teachers can encourage, facilitate, and stimulate children's learning and growth. Explaining and supporting the major developmental tasks of preschoolers, including adjusting to school, making friends, exploring roles, communicating, problem-solving, and expressing feelings. This book includes a comprehensive appendix, planning tools, and an array of useful teaching strategies. Paperback. 640 pages.
This self-directed guide is designed to provide more than 40 hours of professional development for teachers using Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum. With 43 training modules, teachers can explore all the different elements of the curriculum and their impact on young children's learning, as well as other important components of early childhood education, including how to encourage different types of play, ways to communicate with parents, and ways to solve problems. Paperback. 128 pages.
This complete, interactive curriculum for infants from birth to 18 months contains a wealth of activities and experiences. It includes assessment tools, how to set up the physical environment, ways to partner with parents, and much more! It, also, combines accessible theory with practical applications for beginning and experienced teachers. The only complete curriculum for infants available, this resource has everything you need to build an interactive program for infants. Paperback. 416 pages.
A comprehensive (40+ hour) self-directed manual is just what teachers need to affectively implement one of the best infant and toddler curriculum resources, Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum. This self-paced instructional guide allows teachers to explore Innovations' wide view of curriculum as inclusive of interactions, activities and experiences, child development, parent partnerships, teaching observation and assessment, and environment. Paperback. 128 pages.
This complete, interactive curriculum for toddlers contains a wealth of activities and experiences. It includes these critical components: applying child development theory to everyday experiences; using assessment to meet individual developmental needs; using the physical environment as a learning tool; developing a partner relationship with parents; fostering an interactive climate in the classroom; and educating parents. Paperback. 416 pages.
A comprehensive (40+ hour) self-directed manual is just what teachers need to effectively implement one of the best infant and toddler curriculum resources, Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum. This self-paced instructional guide allows teachers to explore Innovations' wide view of curriculum as inclusive of interactions, activities and experiences, child development, parent partnerships, teaching observation and assessment, and environment. Paperback. 128 pages.
Understanding infant and toddler behavior can be a challenge. But this Innovations book provides teacher with a more thorough understanding of the knowledge base that informs early childhood practice. Focusing on the development of children from birth to age three, Innovations gives you an in-depth guide to the early childhood field which begins to address these challenging behaviors in developmentally appropriate ways. Paperback. 372 pages.
The tool every administrator, director, or program manager needs to provide comprehensive training for infant and toddler teachers who are using the Innovations series (Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum and Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum). Designed to be used as a pre-service model, an in-service model, or as an annual training plan to guarantee well-prepared and trained infant and toddler teachers who plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant and toddler curriculum. Paperback. 308 pages.
Learn Every Day and Nemours BrightStart! Super Set Kit
Begin your journey with the Learn Every Day Nemours BrightStart Super Set with these free introductory webinars*!
Learning Objectives for Webinar
- Session One – Introduction to the core components and layout of the Learn Every Day Preschool Curriculum; Review sample daily schedules; Study basic implementation hints - View Webinar
- Session Two – Introduction to the components and layout of Nemours BrightStart!; Review 6 basic principles for Best Practice; and Examine suggested pacing guide and techniques for blending Learn Every Day and Nemours BrightStart! - View Webinar
- Session Three – Reflect on the current implementation of the Learn Every Day Nemours BrightStart! Superset implementation; Reflect on the 10 Terrific Tips for a successful Implementation; and learn about additional resources available to support a quality implementation. - View Webinar
Customized in-person implementation trainings are available along with online professional development through our partnership with Quality Assist. Click here for more information.
Links to Literacy for VPK Providers
Interagency Partners for VPK Implementation
- Department of Children and Families/Child Care - Childcare licensing
- Department of Education
- Implementing Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program
- List of Standards and Benchmarks
- Florida Association of Child Care Management (FACCM)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Child Development Education Alliance (CDEA)
- National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP)
- Head Start Bureau
- Children's Forum
Gold Seal Accrediting Bodies
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