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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!

Florida

State-Approved Curriculum

Looking for Professional Development on any of the curricula lists below? We've got you covered. Contact our Professional Development department.

  • Learn Every Day™ and Nemours® BrightStart! Super Set
    Learn Every Day™ and Nemours® BrightStart! Super Set
    $744.95
    • Item Number: 26675
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Learn Every Day™ :The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
    Learn Every Day™ :The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
    $149.95
    • Item Number: 29073
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Beyond Centers & Circle Time Curriculum
    Beyond Centers & Circle Time Curriculum
    $850.95
    • Item Number: 14936
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum Pre-K Theme Series
    Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum Pre-K Theme Series
    $1,385.95
    • Item Number: 50189
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 61274
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 61275
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 96419
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 80421
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 96429
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum Teacher's Guide
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 80422
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: Infant  & Toddler Development
    Innovations: Infant & Toddler Development
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 80420
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant & Toddler Curriculum Trainer's Guide
    Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant & Toddler Curriculum Trainer's Guide
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 80423
    • In Stock
    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.

Training

On-Site Training

Regional Pre-Conference Introductory Implementation Session*

Regional pre-conference introductory implementation sessions will be presented annually at several regional conferences for the life of the adoption, based on interest. The pre-conference session will allow users to combine attendance at professional development conferences with curriculum implementation training. The pre-conference session is designed to introduce and assist teachers on how to implement the curriculum effectively on a daily basis to increase children’s school readiness skills. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to view the online webinars prior to attending. A schedule of preconference sessions will be maintained on the Kaplan website on our event calendar.

* While attendance to the Kaplan preconference session is free of charge from Kaplan, the hosting conference organization may require a conference registration fee. Participants are required to register for the preconference session following the requirements outlined by the hosting organization.

Customized On-Site, One to Two Day, Initial Implementation and Follow-Up Training

In an effort to help school districts, preschool programs, head starts, etc. meet needs specific to their program, customized on-site implementation training is available. Customized sessions will include a mini needs assessment and planning session over the phone. This allows specific areas of concern for administrators and staff to be addressed during the implementation process. Fee is based on the size of program, length of training and additional customizations needed. Our professional development department will be happy to customize a training proposal specific to your unique needs. Please email info@kaplanco.com for more details.

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 Quorum. Click here for more information.

* This FREE training for the Learn Every Day Nemours BrightStart! Sups of 3 webinars. Participants are required to register with a valid email address to view the webinars. To receive a training certificate each participant must request a training certificate upon registration. To meet the implementation training requirements of the Office of Early Learning all three webinars must be viewed. A customized certificate (with the registered person's name) will be emailed to the registered email address with-in 5 business days. Please note: It takes approximately 5 business days for the Professional Development Department to verify that you have in-deed viewed the webinars. Certificates will be individualized with the registered person's name and the webinar viewed (i.e. 1 of 3). Group or blank certificates will not be issued.

Beyond Centers and Circle Time Webinar

Customers using the Beyond Centers and Circle Time curriculum to meet their Voluntary Pre-K requirements can view a 45-minute introductory webinar* to assist with the implementation of their curriculum.

Free Webinar training: Hosted by Dr. Pamela Phelps, the author of the Beyond Centers and Circle Time Curriculum Series, this webinar provides an introduction to key aspects and terms of the curriculum, and offers tips for implementation in your program. View Webinar

* This FREE training for the Beyond Centers and Circle Time Curriculum Series is a standalone webinar. Participants are required to register with a valid email address to view the webinar. To receive a training certificate, each participant must request a training certificate upon registration. This webinar will meet the implementation training requirements of the Office of Early Learning. A customized certificate (with the registered person's name) will be emailed to the registered email address within 5 business days. Please note: It takes approximately 5 business days for the Professional Development Department to verify that you have in-deed viewed the webinar. Certificates will be individualized with the registered person's name and the webinar viewed. Group or blank certificates will not be issued

Quorum Courses

  • Foundations For Learning Every Day
    Foundations For Learning Every Day
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 28676
    • Electronic Delivery
    Participants will explore the key areas that underpin best practices in early care and education, including: brain development, social and emotional development, the learning environment, language and literacy development, and math and science concepts. Through interactive, online experiences participants will learn foundational principles and methods to build resilient children and support the development of critical thinking skills. Course content is based on Kaplan Early Learning Company's Learn… More »
  • Learning Every Day Through the Senses for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
    Learning Every Day Through the Senses for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 28064
    • Electronic Delivery
    This course offers a brief overview of the principles, concepts, and foundations of infant/toddler development. Participants will explore how they, as caregivers, can enhance sensory development and provide modifications for infants, toddlers, and twos who need additional supports. Potential issues of sensory integration issues are also explored. Course content is based on Kaplan Early Learning Company's Learn Every Day™ for infants, toddlers, and twos. This is a 2-hour course, worth .2 CEU's.… More »
  • Growing Language For Infants And Toddlers
    Growing Language For Infants And Toddlers
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 28969
    • Electronic Delivery
    Watching the development of language in young children is truly inspiring. From day one, an infant begins trying to figure out the code that sets humans apart from other creatures. Learning to talk is one of the marvels of human development. This course focuses on the developmental sequence of expressive language, understanding the child's form of communication, and provides strategies for families and teachers to support language development. Course content is based on Kaplan Early Learning Company's… More »

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