- Cristi Wuenschel
How We're Getting Everything Done With the Experience Early Learning Preschool Curriculum
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We have been using Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for a little over a month now and even with the holidays and taking some of those days off, parents are still noticing a difference in their child’s learning and play.
Parents like the little notes that come home with different projects, and they like that their child actually talks about what they are learning.
The My Creative Mind Daily Notes that come with the preschool curriculum really are a great way to facilitate communication between parents and teachers as well as between the parents and their children.
One mom said that her child hasn’t ever been quite this excited to come play before!
The teachers have enjoyed the fact that Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) comes prepackaged and ready to use.
We all like the fact that it’s standards based and so many standards are touched on.
There is a lot to do but that means that our afternoon staff can work on some of this also as we cannot get outside much during these really cold days of winter.
And as you know, when children have new things to do, and are engaged in productive activities, they are more prone to having a really good day.
Like many other centers, we use the Environmental Rating Scale and one thing that they look at is three-dimensional creations. I like the fact that at least one of the invitation to create activities is a three-dimensional activity which helps us with the ERS.
The children had a great time last month with the bear cave and we look forward this month to similar activities that were included with this wonderful preschool curriculum. This week they had a great time making fish that will hang from the ceiling.
In the late afternoon, we had our school children come back and we had fun playing the Seahorse game with our 3-year-old children as well as some of the school children and they all enjoyed it.
The older children were able to help the youngest, and of course our Grandma helped supervise.
Another activity that we were able to do in the late afternoon was the Eye Spy which is a wonderful activity in the Experience Early Learning Curriculum (formerly Mother Goose Time) that we have each month.
This is the S and the children were looking for the s’s, snakes, socks and suns.
I made up a silly little song using these pictures that they were looking for and the children had a great time. They definitely enjoyed using they spy glass that came with our preschool curriculum!
We had a lovely time with our first few days of Baby Animals and can't wait to see what exciting things are in store for us next week!