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Early  learning is all about providing lots of experiences, experimenting in a safe setting for kids:

1. To develop a broad foundation from which to scaffold later learning.

2.  To experience the fun of learning, to encourage curiosity, observation: noticing details, similarities and differences, patterns . . .

3.  Other than counting,  colors, shapes, sorting/grouping, ABCs, opposites, and concepts like up/down, here/there, it shouldn't be too focused on memorization.  No deep and detailed scholastics/academics. Just lots of introduction to ideas at an appropriate level.

The curricula on this page are listed in a roughly ascending order of structure.  There's no one perfect way to teach--some like and do well with less structure, some with more.  Some of the elements to keep in mind are listed in the first curriculum.

1.   A Preschool Curriculum Outline

2.  Colors Curriculum

3.  Summer School Wednesdays

4.  Animal Alphabet

The goals of this learning experience were to practice the ABCs, writing, introduction to simple phonetic words (as much as possible), and an acquaintance with a variety of species (science).   See #1 above to add Math, Music & Movement, and Art (beside coloring the pictures)--use the animals as the themes to associate each day's (or week's) learning.

5.  Ideas for Teaching Language Skills to Young Children

My idea was to make an outline for teaching foreign languages, but then realized that Early Learners are developing language skills in their own tongue.

6.  Monthly Themes and Holidays

You can start in any month you like.  I have offered at least 4 theme ideas for each month, including holidays--so you could use them as weekly themes (or not).  Just some ideas.

7.  Creation & Science Summer School--by ST

Of course this curriculum could be adapted for any time of year.

8.  ABC Curriculum--uploaded at last!

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