Learning Experiences, Strategies, & Curriculum

Curriculum

GUIDANCE

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center - Head Start offers a suite of webpages and resources to support all early learning programs in selecting, evaluating, and implementing high-quality curricula.

Guidelines for Selecting High-Quality Curriculum for Young Children (pdf)

Rubric (pdf) - guide when evaluating the quality and completeness of any early childhood curriculum framework.

 

RESOURCES

The Child Care Information Center (CCIC) Library Catalog (webpage) - Search the CCIC's catalog to locate preschool curricula and arrange for a preview. Phone: 1-800-362-7353

Content-Rich Instruction in Preschool (website) - 5 research-based principles are described to support content-rich preschool learning environments so that the knowledge gap can be closed.

REC and the Project Approach to Learning (video) - The various components of the project approach are described.

The Lunch Project (webpage) - article describes in detail a lunch project undertaken by a class of 3-5 yr old preschool children. Following the description of the school & the goals of the project, the article presents the 3 phases, teacher’s reflections, and photos to document the project.

Animals & Occupations: Why Theme-Based Curricula Work (webpage) - Describes why integrated, thematic learning works and how a preschool teacher can implement theme-based curricula.

 

Updated 3/13/2019

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