ERIC Number: ED338349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Young Children Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Kindergarten. Second Edition.
New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
This kindergarten curriculum guide describes children's learning and development in a play-based environment and the creation of such an environment. The first part of the guide discusses child development. Physical development is considered in terms of sensory awareness, motor skills, creative movement, skilled actions with objects, and the process of enhancing physical development. Discussion of intellectual development concerns cognitive processes and abilities, basic concepts and logical thinking, representation through reading and writing, and the process of enhancing physical development. Also covered in the first part are the topics of self-care; social-emotional development in terms of self and others; rules and routines; and children's investigation of real objects. The second part discusses an integrated kindergarten program. This integration involves: (1) organizing space in the classroom; (2) planning and scheduling activities; (3) observing children; (4) evaluating children; (5) providing various materials for children's investigation and use; and (6) taking children on trips. The third part discusses kindergarten resources. A major resource is the kindergarten space itself, along with its furniture. Other resources include children's books, music materials, clay, paint, and games. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Intellectual Development, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Physical Development, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Psychomotor Skills, Self Care Skills, Sensory Experience, Social Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers: Canada; New Brunswick