ERIC Number: ED241127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Planning Guide to the Preschool Curriculum: The Child, The Process, The Day. Revised Edition.
Sanford, Anne R.; And Others
The major part of this preschool curriculum planning guide consists of 44 units focusing on six areas of skill development: fine motor, gross motor, social, self-help, language, and cognitive. Introducing the units are brief discussions of the curriculum in general and the unit approach to instruction. Most units include approximately five lessons, each lesson having two basic parts: the unit group lesson and other activities in the curriculum. Unit group lessons incorporate a hierarchy of basic skills ranging from oral language and discrimination responses to abstract reasoning. Other activities in the curriculum include procedures associated with music, art, snacks, games, fine motor development, storytelling, gross motor development, cognitive skills, enrichment, field trips, and visitors. Instructional resources such as children's records and books and parenting materials are listed at the end of each unit. Appendix 1 provides examples illustrating preparation of instructional objectives, task analysis in the preschool and for the handicapped, and error-free learning techniques such as positive reinforcement. Appendix 2 describes figure-ground discrimination and path tracing tasks, the use of cue sheets for matching tasks, art activities for young children, and home follow-up activities. A form for charting accomplishments of children performing unit activities is provided in appendix 3. (RH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Home Study, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Sensory Training, Skill Development, Social Development, Task Analysis, Teaching Guides
Kaplan Press, P.O. Box 5128, Winston-Salem, NC 27113-5128 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, NC.
Note: For related document, see PS 013 838.