Creating a preschool curriculum

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For basic steps in creating a preschool curriculum that’s appropriate for 3 and 4 year-old students, read on. Create a written framework …

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How to Write a Preschool Curriculum: 15 Steps (with Pictures) Teaching Creating Lesson Plans How to Write a Preschool Curriculum

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1. Review curriculum established by early childhood professionals. Not only is there existing curricula created by companies that specialize in curriculum development, but there are also many schools whose curricula are available online. Do a quick online search to get your hands on a variety of preschool curricula. This will give you a sense of the content and structure that is usually used. Look into specific teaching methods. Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and High/Scope are useful places to start your research. These frameworks provide details about early childhood experiences, teaching methods, and curriculum design.
2. Talk to your supervisor. Unless you are working in a new school, your supervisor should have access to some sort of curriculum or teaching guide from previous years. Even if your task is to change the existing curriculum, let your supervisor know that you would like to use the old structure as a model. You can also ask your supervisor to pair you with a teacher that works with the same age group or an experienced teacher to mentor you.
3. Talk to other teachers. Talk to other teachers in your school or other preschool teachers in your network. Ask them if they would be willing to share their curricula with you. Most teachers are generous about sharing materials and strategies for student success. Ask an experienced coworker to help you. Approach a friendly veteran teacher, and ask for some tips. Most teachers are busy, especially in the beginning of the year, so it may help to come to them with specific questions. You could also pair up with a teacher that works with the same age group. Sharing themes, lesson plans, and curriculum materials can benefit both experienced and inexperienced teachers. Not only will it split the workload, but the less experienced teacher might be able to contribute new ideas to an existing curriculum.
4. Decide on a play-based or academic style classroom. This may be dictated by the type of preschool you choose to work in. On the other hand, you may have the freedom to decide on the structure of your classroom. Play-based settings are more student centered, allowing children to choose most of the activities they do throughout the day. Classrooms are usually divided into sections such as a kitchen, a reading area, dramatic play, and so on. The teacher encourages the students to learn through play. Academic settings are more teacher directed, and tend to prepare students for specific skills that they will need to learn in kindergarten. Teachers prepare students to recognize numbers, letters, and sounds.

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Creating your own preschool curriculum can be an easy and inexpensive alternative to buying that shiny new curriculum that all the big companies try to convince you are needed. Exposure to many things through …

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While there are preschool curriculum options available for sale, it may be easier than you think to create your own curriculum customized for your children and your schedule. While there is no one way to create a curriculum for your children, here is the process I typically follow as a preschool teacher. Step 1: Overall Learning Goals

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Developing a preschool curriculum is more fun when the teacher adds creativity to the project. The children will be eager to come to class every day when the activities remain fresh and fun. The creativity and flexibility of the teacher is important to keep the classroom flowing smoothly between lesson plans and weekly lessons.

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Make Sure It’s Developmentally Appropriate Far too many curricula options include printables, coloring pages, worksheets, and flash cards, despite what we know about how children learn. While these things may not be outright harmful, generally speaking, they are not the most developmentally appropriate materials for preschoolers.

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Create Your Preschool Curriculum Start out by brainstorming. Create a list of everything you want to teach. When your list is ready to start creating themes. I will use seasons as an example of how a theme works. Day 1 – cover all of the seasons. Day 2 – teach about the earth’s tilt to explain why we have seasons Day 3 – teach about winter only

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Chapter 1: Designing the Preschool environment-Provides the information for designing the structure of preschool classroom which makes it possible for teacher to plan and execute.

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The preschool curriculum is scheduled for 26 weeks. It contains a parent guide to daily activities, numbers, craft patterns, and a printable pack featuring the alphabet. With play-based activities, your child can learn his numbers, sounds, and letters. And it stands out with its weekly themed recipes for each lesson, which can be fun.

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Draw a circle in the middle of your paper. Write the name of the theme inside. 2 Branching Out Once you have your core theme, you can branch off to create subthemes that help with lesson planning. If the central theme is weather, subtheme possibilities include rain, temperature, rainbows, clouds, wind and snow.

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Some areas you might want to work on with your preschooler: Counting Number sense (which numbers are more, less, which number comes next, etc.) Geometry (identify shapes, create new shapes) Measurement (smaller, taller, larger, etc.) Money concepts You can see this list of preschool and kindergarten math milestones from PBS. Resources and Ideas

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This curriculum map is specifically designed for teachers of Preschool and Pre-K, or children 4 years of age. Many of the ideas and resources can be modified to meet the unique needs of students who are struggling, or those who may need more challenging material. Many Kindergarten teachers also use this curriculum pacing guide as a framework

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Preschool lesson plans. Preschool lesson plans will most reflect your philosophy on early education. While play-based learning is one of the most common approaches, there is a wide spectrum of what that means in practice and how it is represented in a lesson plan. Create lesson plans that show that you have a plan for the day and for the week.

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02. Staying organized and efficient. Creating and selling your materials will force you to keep things organized, and will also encourage you to step back and take a more objective look at your own lessons. You’ll refine your own lessons in the process, making your teaching more efficient. 03.

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3. Create written outline As the curriculum is developed, the teacher should create a written outline for how the year will progress. This will become an important reference for the preschool teacher throughout the school year, and it will help the teacher stay on …

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To create a predictable and active learning environment, teachers arrange and equip the classroom with diverse, open-ended materials that reflect children’s home, culture, and language. The HighScope Preschool Curriculum is based on more than 50 years of research on early childhood development and has been validated by direct evaluation

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What are some fun preschool classroom theme ideas?

These are not themes:

  • Letter of the Week (or day)
  • Shape of the Week (or day)
  • Number of the Week (or day)
  • Color of the Week (or day)
  • Disney movies or characters
  • TV shows or characters
  • National Cookie Day, National Pancake Day or any other “National” day
  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

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