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$12.00Explore the five senses!The field of early childhood education and care has changed dramatically over the last few decades. In today’s world, standards for children based on developmental domains are the foundation for quality early childhood education and care. These early learning standards have a foundation in child development milestones and define what a child knows or can do at specific ages or stages. Most states either have a set of early learning standards or are in the process of developing them. This curriculum will help you implement purposeful and intentional programming.$12.00Explore the workers in the community$12.00Fall is a time for giving thanks$12.00Children love watching their garden grow!$159.0024 Units of Study + the Early Learning Success Curriculum Manual Save $178 Click on a Unit of Study to add it to your package. Click on any of the items in your package to remove it. Download our Current Catalogue to see an overview of our available Units. Please make sure to find and add the "Early Learning Success Curriculum Manual" to your package$12.00Pumpkins are fun to grow, interesting to explore, work well in art projects, and very healthy to eat. What more do we need?$12.00Check out what$12.00Weather is with us every day! Knowing how to be prepared for whatever weather comes our way will make the day more enjoyable for all.$12.00Sharing stories and secrets….. Discovering hidden treasures on a neighborhood ‘expedition’….. Making up games in the back yard…… Many of us have memories of doing these things with childhood friends. Learning what makes a good friend, and learning how to be a good friend is something that we should be teaching our youngest children. The character traits that make up a good friend are the same ones that will help alleviate bullying in the classroom. We need to help children feel special and that they are a valuable, contributing member to the group. This nurtures a sense of ‘community’ which promotes kindness, understanding of others, celebrating accomplishments, and the goal of working together. Learning about being a friend is a fun and joyful experience. Through hands-on activities, children: • Concretely see how each person is an important member of the group when they take ‘attendance’ • Practice measuring skills as they see how tall they and their friends are • Create a group ‘friendship quilt’ where every square is unique • Work their large muscles in an action game The more children are involved with each other in positive activities, the more they will see how valuable each child is to the group… and that everyone can be friends!$12.00Red, juicy and a sign of Fall$12.00Activities that support a happy heart!$12.00Turn empty space into a construction zone$12.00Happy times and happy days ….. Being mad and being sad ….. Feeling lonely and afraid …… We all experience a multitude of feelings and emotions. Young children are just learning how to identify and handle the many emotions they experience throughout their day. Children that can recognize different emotions are much more likely to be able to regulate their behaviors, which is something needed for success in their daily lives. Reading stories, role modeling, and using puppets to act out different emotions are all great activities to help children learn about their feelings. Other hands-on activities in this Unit include: · Patterning with ‘feelings faces’ · Dancing with colors · Sculpting a ‘happy me’ out of clay Children that understand and are in control of their emotions are more likely to be resilient in times of stress. This helps children successfully navigate school and everyday life.$12.00Discover the changes Fall brings$12.00Explore winter fun!$12.00This world is for our children to inherit. We need to teach them it is as important to care for it as it is important to care for their toys or pets. Help them start by celebrating Earth Day!$12.00Children are usually very excited to visit the fire station or to have a fire truck come to their program. Although children romanticize about the role of the fire fighter, it is extremely serious and difficult work. Children should be taught that fire is very dangerous and what to do in case of a fire. Children that understand personal safety will be able to make good decisions as they grow from children to adolescents to adults. Through hands-on activities, children: • Learn about the power of the sun through solar cooking • Explore the night sky and make their own stars • Practice jumping skills when they ‘jump the river’ • Discover things in nature through a scavenger hunt$12.00Time to get ready for school$12.00Starry nights and the smell of a campfire$12.00Summer is the time for beach fun!$12.00Explore the jungle through fun activities$12.00Bunnies, piglets and lambs herald spring!$12.00Acorns falling from the trees ….. Squirrels and bees gathering food ….. Vibrant leaves and crisp foggy mornings …… All of these signal the change of seasons from summer to fall. The change in seasons can be invigorating. Summer may have gotten long and hot. Now that it is cooler in the morning, children can get outside and exercise those large muscles as they play running games, ride bikes, and go for long nature walks. Be sure to encourage children to find those changes in the season – squirrels scurrying around looking for nuts, leaves turning color and falling to the ground, and birds gathering together for their fall migration. Fall is a time of discovery and outdoor fun. Through hands-on activities, children: • Explore different fall items in a Sensory Box • Use crayon resist painting to create a fall tree • Listen and move to special directions while playing a Leaf Game Cooler days, sunny skies and wispy clouds herald in a beautiful fall day. Get out and enjoy!!