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Giving Thanks Unit of Study

The Early Learning Success has 120 Units of Study that cover a variety of common early childhood topics. The Giving Thanks Unit of Study centers on our Thanksgiving holiday. It is available at Giving Thanks Unit A complete list and description of the 120 Units of Study is available in the Current  Curriculum Catalogue Giving Thanks [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Giving Thanks Unit of Study

Learning to Play – Playing to Learn

What is Play? • Play is a child’s ‘work’. • It is a critical part of learning. • Play is where children learn new concepts, new skills, and to problem-solve. • Play enhances a child’s school readiness through cognitive development. How does Play nurture cognitive development? • During play, children use their imagination to come [...]

By | July 18th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Learning to Play – Playing to Learn

Mix It Up for Summer!

It’s time to mix up a little fun! Make sure to include the kids in each step – reading the directions, gathering the supplies, measuring the ingredients and mixing up the various concoctions. As you are doing these activities, think about the learning that is happening that is addressing STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) [...]

By | July 11th, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on Mix It Up for Summer!

Ahhhh Summer! Intentional Planning for Summer

Although it may be tempting to take the summer off from planning, there are many benefits in continuing with your intentional programming: • Children need learning activities to keep their brains engaged • A busy day goes by so much more quickly for children and adults • A planned day goes by so much more [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Ahhhh Summer! Intentional Planning for Summer

Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

The ice-y suncatcher has always been one of my favorite activities to do in the winter with my children. I usually do it with things we find in nature (pine cones, sticks, leaves, orange slice etc.) but this time I tried it with crystal gems! The directions are the same so you can try it [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

New Blog Series – ‘Spotlight on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, I thought it would be helpful to put a ‘Spotlight’ on Units of Study that are perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit will also have a special price of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, there are great Units of Study perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit has a special price of $6.00 for the month! The ‘Spotlight Unit’ for July is Fun in the Sun. To try [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

We can NEVER have enough transition ideas! Not only do great transitions make the day go smoother, children are also gaining different skills and learning through effective transition activities. The first blog article with transition ideas appeared in February 2017. Here are some more ideas to have in your ‘transition bag’. (Thanks goes out to [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Many early childhood educators and caregivers use themes for their planning. Children love doing activities that are seasonal or holiday based. It is important to be purposeful and intentional through the use of early learning standards when providing these fun activities. Early learning standards are strength-based, child-focused and tell us what children can do. They [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Learning through Fall Activities

Learning is happening for children all day, every day in every thing they do! There are so many fun activities to do with children in the Fall.  It is important to remember that with each activity, developmental domains and skills are being addressed! Ghostly Toast Fun Halloween Snack Make ghost stencils from cardboard – size of [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Learning through Fall Activities