In this online course, 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… More »
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 online 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… More »
This online 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 curriculum Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, and aligned… More »
3 years & up. As a supplement to the Language and Literacy Skills Resource Kit (item #63058), these Spanish materials will support inclusion of the Spanish speakers in the classroom. Includes: Magnetic Spanish Learning Letters and Spanish Alphabet and Picture Word Cards.
Wake up your classroom with these unique learning centers and new ideas for energizing traditional learning centers. Completely revised, each learning center now includes assessment tools and updated literacy components. In addition, you will find 9 completely new learning centers. Complete with learning objectives, a detailed illustration of the learning center, center activities, literacy connections, a web of integrated learning, list of props, vocabulary words, assessment tools, a letter to… More »
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.
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.
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… More »
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.