Before you start your preschool program with your child check out these topics and links. Give yourself about a month or more to build and organize your home preschool. Use this time to gather and make supplies and to read articles that will help you prepare for a year of fun with your preschool. You don’t have to go overboard and spend a fortune. The purpose of this curriculum is to use as little money as possible to teach your child. You don’t need to spend a fortune to teach your preschooler shapes and numbers. You don’t need a separate bedroom to teach in. A block and reading area can be part of your child’s bedroom or in a corner of the family room. Do as much or as little as you want. Don’t worry about it too much.
Click on the Getting Started link on the left side of the blog to read and find links for each step. There are individual posts for each step.
1. Know and understand preschool guidelines and standards
2. Read articles to understand the method behind the development of this curriculum
3. Links to create the types of flashcards you will need for the activities in the curriculum
4. Links to create posters and wall displays for your home preschool
5. Supply lists and how to find and gather the supplies you will need with as little money as possible
6. Decorating your preschool area and how to make a bulletin board
7. Learn about the different types of learning areas and how to set them up in your home
8. Links and directions for handy people to build your own supplies
9. If you are going to splurge a little I suggest the best ways to use your money
10. Must have books to gather before you start. These are books that you will use frequently and you will need to get your own copy.
11. DIY teaching tools
12. Get organized before you start
13. Understanding the curriculum