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 program 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 program 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 program for Early Reading First—preschool educators and SLPs 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
With these activities, field-tested with more than 500 children in public schools and university training programs, preschool teachers and SLPs will be sure they're providing the best language and literacy programming for all children. And because the activities are fun and engaging, they'll get preschoolers excited about learning and improve children's school readiness.