Pre-K YOUR Way For Early Childhood Educators
Are you wondering what to do with your kids throughout the day?
Looking for some simple and fun teacher-directed activities to do during circle time, small groups, free play or outside?
How awesome would it be if all of the activities you used meet current assessment standards, making parent meetings easier and filling out assessments a breeze?
Preparing for your preschool day is time consuming.. not only do you have to teach these small humans, you also need to clean up the classroom, help with potty training, prepare snacks and lunches, create lesson plans and activities, prep materials, have conversations with parents, participate in staff trainings.... all while making sure every child gets the attention they need and is safe and healthy at the end of the day!
And those are just a few of your responsibilities!
Hi! My name is Jeana Kinne and I know exactly how you feel!
I have been a Preschool Teacher and Preschool Director for the last 15 years! Now I am a Preschool Consultant.
Creating engaging curriculum is my passion. I actually received my MA in Early Childhood Curriculum Development! But... even though I loved to create it, as a teacher, I barely had enough time to prep for each morning, much less a whole week or month!
Keeping track of each child's development was hard, especially when I was focused on creating a fabulous classroom environment.. (and putting out that "fire" between Johnny and Steven who both wanted to use the truck first.)
I did not want to use worksheets. I knew that hands-on play activities are the best for kids. All the research says it.. but I also don't want to spend hours prepping activities.
I was lucky enough to work in schools that utilized items that were laying around the classroom, along with a spark of creativity, to teach kids all they needed to know... with minimal prep!
I wanted to share these activities with you! I created a three-level curriculum series called "Pre-K YOUR Way" which teaches to every learning style (yup... even to Tommy who won't sit down for three minutes to participate in circle time... no matter how many times you try to redirect him!)
For the last two years, Pre-K YOUR Way has been used for:
- Enrichment Center Activities
- Homeschool Curriculum
- Small Group Lessons
- Circle Time Lessons
- Indoor/Outdoor Activities
- Observations for DRDP-R, No Child Left Behind and Foundations Preschool Assessments
- Social Skill Development
- And much more!
So who wants to have hundreds of go-to, age appropriate activities on hand?
I know budgets are tight (I have been there!) I offer all Preschool Center Staff a generous discount on the curriculum.
Just put in code PRESCHOOL at checkout and you will get all of the Preschool activities (over 500 activities) sent to you for $99.95 (Regular $145.95)! Including free shipping! That's $50 off the regular price.
Don't want the full bundle? Individual Levels and Digital Download Options are also available.
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.
Daily Curriculum Guide
Some Early Childhood Teachers and Homeschooling families have requested a sample daily schedule to plan out activities. I have created a plan for you. Feel free to modify it as necessary to fit the the unique needs to the children you are teaching. You can find this plan HERE.
See this 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.
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.
Pre-K YOUR Way Set (For Educators Only) click HERE. - enter code PRESCHOOL at checkout for $50 off this set.
Physical Book Versions: Find out more about each level HERE.
Digital Versions: The curriculum is available in Digital Download Units. Click HERE for all digital options.