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Program Models

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Lesson on different philosophies and the programs established for each.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Strand 4 Standard 1

Classify the types of childcare programs by category.

Power point projector or notes from lesson plan, worksheet for each student. Good videos on this subject offered by Davidson Films (916-753-9604) or

Background For Teachers:
It would be helpful to read the text on Program models.


Student Prior Knowledge:
Helpful to have worked in child care or visited a number of different kinds of daycares.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the differences of the three different philosophies and the types of child care establishments that reflect these philosophies.

Instructional Procedures:
Power point presentation to be accompanied with Program Model work paper. Follow up with visits to a preschool of each of the different models. Evaluate each.


Assessment Plan:
Successful completion of notes sheet and evaluation sheet on each center visited.


Textbook "Introduction to Early Childhood Education" by J. Brewer (ISBN 0-205-32657-9)


Created Date :
Jul 11 2003 11:57 AM