Early Childhood Educators

Preschool, Daycare and Homeschool Parents have used this Curriculum for the following:

  • Enrichment Center Activities
  • Homeschool Curriculum
  • Circle Time Lessons
  • Indoor/Outdoor Activities
  • Observations for DRDP-R and Foundations Preschool Assessments
  • And much more!

Thank you for taking the time to check out this curriculum series. As a former Preschool Teacher and Director, I know that making sure all the children in your care learn the academic and social skills necessary for a successful transition to Kindergarten, is always on a teachers mind. I created this curriculum, filled with learning activities that meet Current National Guidelines, for you to include simple, quick-prep, play-based lessons sprinkled within your preschool day!

Some preschools/daycares use this as their main curriculum while others use the activities to supplement their current lesson plans. Feel free to reach out to me if you would like some ideas on how to incorporate the lessons into your daily schedule.

Other preschools advertise this curriculum to the parents who send their kids to their site, in order to encourage parents to spend time with their children, learning through play, at home (and sometimes giving kids that extra boost they need to master certain skills)! If you are interested in this specific program, special deals can be created specifically for the parents who attend your school. Please contact me so I can set you up with more information (includes pre-made fliers, special deals for your families, sample booklets and MORE)!

The activities in this curriculum are perfect for teachers and parents alike. Preschool and Daycare teachers have used our activities as circle/group time learning experiences, and also as center time lessons. View Free Activity Samples HERE.

The JDE Curriculum Series is designed to teach all children learning objectives that meet current Kindergarten Readiness Standards. These Standards include:

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:

  1. Linguistic - "Word Smart"
  2. Logical-Mathematical - "Numbers/Reasoning Smart"
  3. Spatial - "Picture Smart"
  4. Bodily - Kinesthetic - "Movement Smart"
  5. Musical - "Rhythms and Songs Smart"
  6. Interpersonal - "People Smart"
  7. Intrapersonal - "Self Smart"
  8. 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.

 

Curriculum Options:

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.

 3-Level Options:

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!
* Behavior Support Tips  & Worksheets - Parenting Tip sections that provide ideas and strategies for parents which support age-appropriate social and emotional milestones. These tips include helping their child Understand Diversity,  Understand Safety Routines, Take Turns with Loved Ones, Take Care of their Belongings, Help Parents Survive Restaurant Meals with Young Children 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!
* Alphabet Activities teach letter identification and writing skills through art, sensory activities, reading, movement activities (dancing, jumping, running) and language arts. Includes Five (5) Activities for each letter plus alphabet review games.          

 

 

 

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!
* All Inclusive Academic Projects include all academic and social learning objectives. Each project guides the child to develop a hypothesis, research answers and form a conclusion. Projects include: Transportation: Understanding Package Delivery Systems, Project Weather: Discovering the Elements, Project Earth: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Project   Construction: Building Components and Design and MORE!  
 
 

 

 

Want all 3 Levels? See Below for Bundle Offer!

Special Bundle Offer

Preschool Teachers and Daycares are able to purchase the ENTIRE PRINTED and BOUND curriculum series (Level 1, 2 and 3) for $165.00 (Regularly $180.00) with FREE US Shipping. This includes over 450 activities for all ages and skill levels. Get the Complete Bundle Here!

More Questions?

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