ERIC Number: ED315159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Resource Book for Preschool Programs for Four Year Olds.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
This curriculum resource book provides a collection of practical ideas that preschool educators can use to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children attending a high quality preschool center. The ideas are designed to concur with the format of standards C-L set forth in the related document: "Standards of Quality and Curriculum Guidelines for Preschool Programs for Four Year Olds." The standards addressed by the resource book concern children's comfort and security, children's use of play to attain understanding, a developmental curriculum, acquisition of concepts through manipulation of objects, use of various methods and techniques to present concepts, activities that challenge and lead to success, developmental sequencing of activities, individualized instruction, incorporation of children's interests into the program, and enhancement of children's critical thinking. Suggested activities are supplemented by examples. Attachments to standards D and F concern play and play schedules, equipment, floor plans, and play spaces. Nearly 90 references to literature on early childhood education and reading are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Concept Formation, Criteria, Critical Thinking, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Equipment, Guidelines, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Resource Materials, Security (Psychology), Sequential Approach, Standards, Student Interests, Success, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Note: For related document, see PS 018 534.