The HighScope Preschool Curriculum
This detailed manual explores how to create a supportive setting for young children built around the principles of active learning. Teachers learn how to choose interest areas and materials for the learning environment and to establish a consistent daily routine that includes HighScope's signature plan-do-review sequence and small- and large-group times. The manual also guides teachers in implementing proven practices for adult-child interaction; family involvement; daily team planning; and observation-based, authentic child and program assessment.
A. S. Epstein & M. Hohmann. Soft cover, photos, 432 pages.
Approaches to Learning
Children's approaches to learning - how they acquire knowledge and master skills - shape their educational experiences in all other content areas. This book describes how adults can provide experiences for children that adapt to individual styles of learning and help children develop the ability to pursue tasks and solve problems with confidence, flexibility, and persistence.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 72 pages.
This book focuses on the six key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Approaches to Learning:
4. Problem Solving
5. Use of Resources
Social and Emotional Development
Young children's social and emotional development is vital to their overall well-being and affects their success in school and their ability to learn in all subject areas. This book explains how positive interactions with adults can support children as they develop a sense of self and learn to relate to others.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 126 pages.
This book focuses on the nine key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Social and Emotional Development
8. Sense of competence
12. Building Relationships
13. Cooperative Play
14. Moral development
15. Conflict resolution
Physical Development and Health
While healthy bodies grow and develop on their own, children need the support of adults to develop their physical abilities to the fullest and learn healthy ways of living. Adults support learning in this area by providing children with opportunities to exercise their large and small muscles in purposeful ways and by encouraging personal care skills and healthful behaviors.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 96 pages.
This book focuses on the five key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Physical Development and Health.
16. Gross-motor skills
17. Fine-motor skills
18. Body awareness
19. Personal care
20. Healthy behavior
Language, Literacy, and Communication
This book explores how teachers can provide a foundation for children's development in oral language, reading, and writing by providing opportunities for children to listen and talk every day, creating environments rich with books and other printed materials, and engaging children in meaningful experiences they are eager to talk and write about.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 149 pages.
This books focuses on the 10 key development indicators (KDIs) in Language, Literacy, and Communication
24. Phonological awareness
25. Alphabetic knowledge
27. Concepts about print
28. Book knowledge
30. English language learning
Much more than rote counting, mathematics for preschoolers includes asking "how many?" questions, exploring shapes, comparing sizes, exploring patterns, and collecting and interpreting quantitative information.This book describes how adults can support children's natural curiosity about mathematics and mathematical thinking by providing open-ended materials and interactive hands-on activities.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 127 pages.
This book focuses on the nine key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Mathematics
31. Number words and symbols
33. Part-whole relationships
35. Spatial awareness
39. Data analysis
Children love to get up to their elbows in art projects, participate with their voices and whole bodies in music projects, and engage in pretend play. This book explains the role that the arts play in children's development and how to make them an important part of the preschool day.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 97 pages.
This book focuses on the five key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Creative Arts
43. Pretend play
44. Appreciating the arts
Science and Technology
This book explains how children's understanding of science and technology develops and how adults can effectively and intentionally support this process. Through hands-on materials and multisensory experiences that build on children's discoveries, adults can help children develop the skills associated with scientific thinking.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 102 pages.
This book focuses on the eight key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Science and Technology
49. Drawing conclusions
50. Communicating ideas
51. Natural and physical world
52. Tools and technology
Young children are beginning to develop awareness of social norms, customs, personal responsibility, and strategies for interacting with others. This book explores how adults can support children as they grow and develop in these areas.
A. S. Epstein. Soft cover, photos, 87 pages.
This book focuses on the six key developmental indicators (KDIs) in Social Studies
54. Community roles
55. Decision making