If you join children during their play and ask open-ended, person-oriented and process-oriented questions (as described in part three of this series), you can gain information about what each child understands and is coming to understand.
Fostering Content Knowledge: Meaningful Integration in the Primary Grades
The September 2020 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles that showcase the power of integrating science, math, technology, literacy, and social studies to make learning meaningful and content-rich across the primary grades.
NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
Emergent curriculum arises from the things that fascinate children—what they see, what they wonder about, what they develop theories about. Exploring these elements with children and using their interests to drive curriculum can be challenging for teache
Discover what math teaching and learning look like in the playful, emergent environment of the early childhood classroom. Every day, children explore math concepts in their conversations and interactions.
Teachers using an emergent inquiry curriculum are responsive to children, planning provocations around questions they have developed that challenge the children toward the edges of their own understandings.
Jane Tingle Broderick, Seong Bock Hong
Often, teachers struggle to come up with activities that are inclusive and representative of each child and their family, helping to build self-confidence and also an understanding of others’ social and cultural identities.
Like many teachers, I have developed ways to keep my preschoolers engaged and learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Also, what I offer is shaped by the feedback I receive from families about how they might (or might not) be able to participat
I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper? How can you be a community helper?