How to choose the

right curriculum

Choosing the right curriculum for a young child can have a big impact on their future academic and personal success.

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Here's a comprehensive guide on how to choose the right
curriculum for a child at early years, along with trusted resources:

Consider the child's developmental stage:

Children at early years (ages 3-5) are in a crucial stage of development, and the curriculum should reflect this. Look for a curriculum that focuses on play-based learning, social-emotional development, and age-appropriate academics. 

Look for a curriculum that is child-centered:

A child-centered curriculum puts the child's needs and interests at the forefront, allowing them to explore and learn at their own pace. This approach helps build self-esteem, confidence, and a love of learning. 

Emphasize hands-on learning:

Young children learn best through hands-on experiences, so look for a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning opportunities such as sensory play, art, and craft activities. 

Choose a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate: 

The curriculum should be designed to support the child's development at their current stage, and be challenging enough to keep them engaged and motivated.

Look for a curriculum that incorporates play-based learning: 

 Play is an important aspect of a young child's learning, as it helps to develop their imagination, creativity, and social-emotional skills. A curriculum that incorporates play-based learning will provide children with opportunities to explore, discover, and learn in a fun and engaging way.

Consider the resources and materials included: 

Make sure the curriculum includes a variety of resources and materials that support the child's learning, such as books, manipulatives, and educational toys. 

Trusted resources:

  1. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 
  2. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  3. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  4. International Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)
  5. Your local library or bookstore
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