100 Languages of Children:
Children express themselves in a variety of ways and communicate to us through endless means. There are many ways to show your understanding.
Connection to FDK Curriculum: page 6
Learning is Sensory:
Children learn through using their 5 senses: sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing.
Connection to the FDK Curriculum: page 15, 33-35, 112
ELECT: page 53
Sense of Community:
Parents and community members play a vital role in the delivery of the curriculum and program.
Connection to FDK Curriculum: page 8-10
Connection to the ELECT: page 10
Environment as the 3rd Teacher:
The intentional use of materials, and environment enable children to learn from 1) the teacher 2) each other 3) the physical environment. Materials are carefully selected to invite or provoke children to explore.
Connection to FDK Curriculum: Page 35-36
Image of the child:
Children are not only capable of directing their own learning, they have fundamental rights to do so. The child is an active creator and constructor of their learning. They learn through social and hands-on ways. Their ideas are celebrated and valued. Children are capable thinkers.
Connection to the FDK Curriculum:
pages 8, 13-14, 37
Teachers are researchers:
Teachers take on the role of researchers by recording student learning to make it visible through documentation using a variety of media.
Connections to the FDK curriculum: pages 27-30
ELECT: page 112