Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

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  • Copyright: 12/11/2012
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Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, this resource provides teachers with tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help teachers create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in the classroom. Gaye Gronlundis an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is the author of six books.

Author Biography

Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood consultant and trains educators across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both regular and special education. Gaye holds a master's degree in adult learning and early childhood education and is the author of several Redleaf Press books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Wonders and Challenges of Teaching Young Childrenp. 1
Implementing Curriculum through the Planning/Observation/ Individualization Cyclep. 13
Planning and Reflection Frameworksp. 33
Embedding Learning Goals and Academics in Play, Daily Routines, and Teacher-Led Group Activitiesp. 71
Planning and Sustaining High-Level Play in Preschool and Kindergartenp. 101
Individualization and Differentiation: Each Child Is Differentp. 125
Planning for More Child-Initiated Than Adult-Led Activitiesp. 161
Building Relationships and Communicating with Familiesp. 185
Integrating Authentic Assessment and Curriculump. 197
Revisiting the Planning/Observation/Individualization Cyclep. 229
Planning and Reflection Frameworksp. 237
Preschool Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework
Kindergarten Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework
Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework
Infant/Toddler Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework
Learning Goals for Play Areasp. 250
Assessment Formsp. 254
Individual Child Information Record
Individual Adjustments
Preschool Choice Record
Kindergarten Choice Record
Portfolio Collection Form
Family-Teacher Summary Report
Referencesp. 262
Indexp. 265
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