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Curriculum Planning

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I recently talked about each of the ECIPs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and gave examples of activities you can do with your children that reflects each domain of the ECIPs.  Today let’s go a little further and talk about a lesson plan that you can do with your child.

I am going to pick the theme of Apple Tree.  Many times I do this particular theme at the beginning of the school year.  I have found the website 123learncurriculum.info to be my best partner in deciding what to do with each lesson plan.  As a Parent Aware rated program I have to make sure my lesson plans have something to do with the ECIPs.  123learncurrculum.info helps me with this by having each lesson plan laid out and lets me know which ECIP we are working on.  I have the option of tweaking the lesson and adding my own skills and projects to make it my own.  However, I can just use their lesson plan instead to make life a little easier, but I have never been known to make life easier for me.

An example of a lesson plan for my infant/toddler group I start out by using ECIP Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development.

  • I greet all the children each morning by name and with a smile
  • I comment on the positive things the children do. (I try to avoid making a big deal of the negative things)
  • I talk with the children as I go about my day. Tell them what I see they are doing and point out the positive.

For my infant’s lesson plan for the day we do

Rolling the Ball (ECIPs Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development, Domain 3 Cognitive Development

Read the book Apple Pie ABC (ECIPs Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development, Domain 2 Language Development and Communication)

Ribbon Wrist bands. (ECIPs Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development, Cognitive Development and Domain 4 Physical and Motor Development.)

  • What is next?

For my toddler lesson plan for the day we do

Apple and Counting Sorting (ECIPs Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development, Domain 3 Cognitive Development, Domain 4 Physical and Motor Development)

Read the book Big Red Apple (ECIPs Domain 1 Social and Emotional Development, Domain 2 Language Development and Communication

Color Apple Pom Pom Sorting. (ECIPs Domain 3 Cognitive Development, Domain 4 Physical and Motor Development

 

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