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Program Models

Main Core Tie

Early Childhood Education 1
Strand 3 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

Thinking & Reasoning




Lesson on different philosophies and the programs established for each.


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: 07/11/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018