- Common Core Kindergarten Standards
- Preschool Learning Foundations
- California State Preschool Standards - Desired Results Developmental Profile
JDEducational Curriculum Theory
In order to create a curriculum that would be beneficial for ALL children, our core foundation was derived from Harvard University Professor's (Howard Gardner) educational theory of "multiple intelligences". Gardner believed that traditional education was not utilizing the strengths of all children because every child is unique and learns differently. JDEducational Curriculum incorporates Gardners "eight intelligence pathways" into our activities, to teach current Kindergarten Readiness Academic and Social Skills.
These eight "intelligences" include:
- Linguistic - "Word Smart"
- Logical-Mathematical - "Numbers/Reasoning Smart"
- Spatial - "Picture Smart"
- Bodily - Kinesthetic - "Movement Smart"
- Musical - "Rhythms and Songs Smart"
- Interpersonal - "People Smart"
- Intrapersonal - "Self Smart"
- Naturalist - "Outdoor/Nature Smart"
Our Curriculum is based off of multiple theories (including a combination of Reggio Emilia- project approach and child-led art, Montessori - individual work and teacher-led activities AND Play-based/Child-led activities).
By incorporating this curriculum into your classroom, you are sure to include children of all interests and learning styles, including those that love to move and run! Incorporate these activities either indoors or outdoors (or both). Complete the activities multiple times throughout the school year to reintroduce academic and social concepts, allowing all children the opportunity to master these skills.
See SAMPLE PAGE for videos of JDEducational children completing activities.
Themed activities can be completed as units or as individual activities based on what the children are interested at that time.
To complete the activities, teachers use the activity guides and items laid out in the materials section for each activity. Items include things typically found around a home or preschool rooms, such as crayons, paper, paper plates, cheerios, empty boxes, play-dough, finger-paint, soccer balls, sidewalk chalk, painters tape, blankets, etc. Jeana created this curriculum so all that would have to be purchased are the activity guides!
This Curriculum Series contains three separate levels based on a child's skill level, not age. Each level builds on the preceding one. When deciding which level is appropriate for your classroom, view the learning objectives Comparison Chart for each Level.
Level 1: Social & Emotional Development
**Note: This level is appropriate for children of all ages, regardless of academic level.* Themed "Everyday" Academic Activities that meet Level 1 Learning Objectives. Skills are taught through daily activities such as going to the park, riding in the car, going on a walk, cleaning the house and MORE!
Level 2: Intermediate Academics & Alphabet Introduction* Themed Academic Activities which use items found around the home to teach math, science, language, literacy, pre-writing skills to meet Level 2 Learning Objectives! Themes include: My Community, Roadways and Signs, Advanced Opposites, Space Exploration and MORE!
Level 3: Advanced Academics w/ Multi-Step Projects* Themed Academic Activities which use items found around the home to teach math, science, language, literacy, pre-writing skills to meet Level 3 Learning Objectives! Themes include: Camping, Transportation, Planet Earth, Construction, Oceanography and MORE!
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