Tools for Life is pleased to announce publication of the 2017 Early Learning teaching manual offering emergent learning for Child Care, and inquiry-led, play-based Skills for Full Day Kindergarten. The FDK section of the teaching manual aligns with 2016 Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines regarding play-based learning. This FDK section was completed in collaboration with content partners from Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Canadian Mental Health Association (Waterloo Wellington Dufferin) and the County of Wellington Child Care Services. We thank them for their dedication and interest in serving the needs of children.
All of the Skills presented in the new manual were piloted for one year by educators in both School Boards. We think FDK educators, child care staff, and agency consultants will find this updated resource to be an engaging (and current) value-add to the existing Early Learning Kit.
Tools for Life continues to support all children in their growth towards resilience and wellness through self-regulation and social emotional learning.