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Curriculum Thoughts

  • 1.  Curriculum Thoughts

    Posted 07-12-2018 11:45 AM
    Hello NAEYC Friends-

    I don't know if this is an allowable topic, but I wonder if there are any faith-based programs that still use WEE Learn Curriculum?  It has been the backbone of our Preschool curriculum the last 26 years and we have supplemented to it with all the resources we have available.

    I'm just wondering if we are dinosaurs in our program or if there are others out there?   It has been out of print for years,  but I just found a new supplies in Florida.  I think it was first printed in the mid-1960's.

    That said, we are a developmentally appropriate practice and lean toward nature-inspired/reggio-inspired in our methods.  Each year, I think I spend more time working to educate our families about the importance of play, nature, and unstructured time.  And each year it seems that the world is after all of them, trying to convince parents that their children need to learn from screens and spend all their time in structured activities.

    I appreciate this hive mind of the forum!  Thank you, friends.

    K Colleen Smith
    Executive Director
    Crossgates Methodist Children's Center
    Brandon MS

  • 2.  RE: Curriculum Thoughts

    Posted 07-13-2018 09:15 AM

    Check out One in Christ, from Concordia Publishing House.  They are faith-based and include all learning domains.  They offer curriculum for Infants  - Preschool.

    God bless!

    Julie Bedard
    Wildwood FL

  • 3.  RE: Curriculum Thoughts

    Posted 07-17-2018 06:45 PM
    Hi Brandon,

    We are a small private Christian Preschool and Kinder and I have run into a similar issue. I have spent lots of time touring similar schools around us and from what I have experienced many other of the schools like ours are using older curriculums and adapting them developmentally appropriate practice or they have created their very own to match the philosophy of the particular school. That is the route we are taking at our school. I have yet to encounter a newer Christian curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and covers all domains in and of it self. Maybe something we should look into doing. : )

    Hope this is helpful!

    Amy Baum
    Head of School
    Northminster Christian School
    Tucson AZ