ERIC Number: ED418791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Child-Centered Materials for Math and Science: 3-6 Year Olds. Step By Step: A Program for Children and Families.
Stolberg, Judith Rothschild; Daniels, Ellen R.
In child-centered education programs, children construct their own knowledge from their experiences and interactions with the world around them, and teachers foster children's growth and development by building on children's interests, needs, and strengths within a safe and caring environment. The Step by Step educational program developed a series of child-centered teaching manuals for caregivers and teachers in early childhood programs in Central and Eastern Europe. Initially directed at the preschool level for children ages 3 to 5, the series has been extended from birth to age 10. This manual focuses on creating child-centered activities for 3- to 6-year-old children. The manual provides 2-page descriptions of numerous math- and science-related activities in the following areas: (1) mathematics and manipulatives; (2) science; (3) sand and water; (4) dramatic play; (5) literacy; (6) art; (7) outdoor activities; (8) blocks; and (9) music. Contains 33 references. (EV)
Descriptors: Art Education, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Literacy, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Outdoor Education, Preschool Children, Science Education, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Resources International, Inc., Washington, DC.; Open Society Inst., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Blocks; Child Centered Education
Note: For other publications in the series, see PS 026 447-450.