The math within the Learn Every Day curriculum focus on more than just numbers, operations, geometry, and measurement. In keeping with the recomomendation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), algebra and data analysis are woven into the lessions.
The science component in Learn Every Day was designed to ensure that children entering kindergarten will have a working knowledge about the natural world, including understanding cause and effect; recognition of some of the differences between animate and inanimate objects; a basic knowledge of the ways in which people's beliefs, goals, and desires affect behavior, and a rudimentary understanding of substances and their properties.
Social Studies permeates the preschool classroom, from learning about celebrations and community helpers to exploring identity in terms of family, culture, and community. Preschoolers using this curriculum begin their social studies explorations as they examine themselves, their families, and their community.
The natural curiosity of preschool-age children is enhanced as they begin forming relationships outside of their own families and exploring the world around them. While social studies involves learning about the world and its people, it also leads to the development of a strong social-emotional center as children begin to take on their perspective of others , while becoming active participants in the larger world in which they live.
The creative arts in Learn Every Day includes such things as spontaneous creative play, singing, dancing, drawing, and role-playing. The arts are multisensory by design and involve a variety of modalities, including the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. Engaging and encouraging children in creative activities on a regular basis helps wire their brains for successful learning.
| Exploration and Discovery
aDiscovery learning in early childhood encompasses strategies that focus on active, hands-on opportunities for children to explore the world around them.
Learn Every Day was designed so that children have multiple opportunities:
- to make generalizations about the information they have acquired through exploration and creative problem solving
- to participate in high-interest activities that offer multiple ways to learn through a variety of modalities, and
- to incorporate new problem-solving strategies into their existing knowledge base
Children have preferences in respect to how they learn about the world. These preferences or sensory strengths help them grow and develop in many exciting ways. Learn Every Day focuses on multisensory instruction by offering a variety of sensory experiences to facilitate learning. By designing an environment with sights and smells; language and auditory rhythm; and opportunities for gross and fine motor movement, touch, and manipulation, children experience the wonder of learning!