I found 1-2-3 Learn Curriculum early last week. The creator is Jean Hayes, she has been doing Family Child Care since 1985 in MN. She like many of us, struggle with finding a curriculum that fits our mixed age groups, eliminates waste and is cost effective. She could not find a curriculum that suited her needs, so she made one. I have had a chance to really dig in deep, to her stuff this weekend. All I can say, is I love it.
- Great themes
- Well put together
- Includes infant, toddler and preschool activities
- Books with activities
- Covers: literacy, language, arts and crafts, science, math and much more.
- Great printables
- You can use as you need
- A great, great price
- Plus, she is always adding free stuff.
Having used both Mother Goose Time and Funshine Express, I like the way Jean thinks and has put together her curriculum. She know about family child care and how one day you can have four preschoolers and an infant and the next two toddlers, and three preschoolers. It makes it hard to plan and implement a consistent curriculum. So do yourself a favor and check out some of Jean’s work. 123 Curriculum Blog or her website at 123 Learn Curriculum. You can also learn more about Jean here on video by Parent Aware talking about the Quality Rating Program that she participated in.
Plus, in support of a special cause all new subscription to 1-2-3 Learn Curriculum from March 16, 2011 – April 15, 2011, 50% will be donated to the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk August 19, 2011. Awesome!
I know as I transition from a purchased and planned curriculum to my own managed and designed curriculum for Little Scholar I will be using 1-2-3 Learn Curriculum. I can’t wait for her to design up some more stuff.