For our Curriculum, our center is working towards blending our current emergent curriculum with the Abecedarian Approach. (play-based learning)
The Abecedarian`s focus is that Language is the first building block in a child;s development.
The Abecedarian approach that we are applying to our program consists of 4 elements;
Language Priority – always using language that is individual, frequent and intentional
Conversational Reading – Reading to one or two children at one time encouraging dialogue and building language skills.
-Game: `props for pretending game` – children practice future situations & expand creativity
Emergent Curriculum – Building on interests and experiences