Nicole's Tot-Time Daycare emergent curriculum runs from September to
June. July and August our focus switches from educational
activities to gross motor skills and outdoor play/enjoyment.
The curriculum is developed with the needs of the children in
mind. I use a variety of mediums to prepare the children
for kindergarten. An example of a medium would be felt
stories, felt stories are an amazing tool to help teach children
basic concepts, colours, numbers, alphabet, math, science, and
so much more. We use weather puppets to help us learn
about our weather. We use a variety of work books to
assist in learning pre-kindergarten skills.
Emergent curriculum: "is a way of planning curriculum
based on the student's interest and passions as well as the
teacher's. To plan an emergent curriculum requires
observation, documentation, creative brainstorming, flexibility,
and patience. Rather than starting with a lesson plan
which requires a 'hook' to get the children interested, emergent
curriculum starts with the children's interests."
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Job trays are also an important part of our curriculum.
Job trays are individual activities geared towards a specific
skill, such as fine motor skills, concepts, sequencing, etc.
These skills can be beginning skills to writing, math, and
Although I have a structured program it remains flexible to meet
the needs of the children.