Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum – drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible programme is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.
Teachers will get a year’s worth of lessons – 40 weeks of curriculum plans, including weekly themes, dramatic play activities, art, suggested story and song selections, and group lesson plans laid out in a week-by-week format. Detailed information on themes, lesson plans, and teaching strategies allow this programme to be effectively implemented by educators at any experience level.
With this proven curriculum – selected by ASHA for the Department of Education as a model programme for Early Reading First – preschool staff will
- implement speech and language intervention in the classroom
- enhance the language skills of all children – including children with language impairments, children from low resource backgrounds, and English language learners
- ensure quality preschool programming with both the Fidelity Checklist, which helps preschools replicate the program accurately, and the Learning Observation Guide for measuring progress
- support cognitive, motor, and social skill development
Used in both public schools and university training programmes, the activities have been field-tested with over 500 children. Educators will have confidence knowing they are providing the best language and literacy programming for all children. And children will find it just plain fun – stimulating them to get excited about learning, and better preparing them for school entry.
“An indispensable resource for all early childhood professionals … precisely what young children need to prepare for the literacy demands ahead.”
Helen Ezell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Pittsburgh, co-author, Shared Storybook Reading: Building Young Children’s Language and Emergent Literacy Skills
“A nice balance of teacher-led and child centered activities … Implementing these carefully researched materials will positively enhance the literacy instruction and environment of a preschool classroom.”
Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Early Childhood, Old Dominion University