FunShine Express is always looking for ways to Simplify Your Day. We take your feedback into consideration each year when making changes and improvements to the components included in our curriculum kits. Check out the exciting changes to our curriculum for September 2017!
NEW! Early Learning and Development Continuum
Our new Continuum helps you easily document skills! Domains, Sub Domains, Goals, and Indicators are identified for infants to 5 year olds, and listed with each curriculum activity. A large poster, and quick reference chart will be included in each Starter Pack.
NEW! Assessment Tools and Training
Activities to assess are identified in lesson plans using the codes from our new Continuum. Plus, we provide tools and training to guide you through observation, assessment, and parent meetings.
New in Fireflies Preschool Program
Each year we choose a new theme for our Weather, Calendar, and Shape/Color/Number Displays. This year’s theme embraces the enchanting world of make believe with kings, queens, knights, jesters, and friendly dragons.
New this year, all of the Shape, Color, and Number Pieces will be included in your Starter Pack with your first order! Also new in the Starter Pack is an American Flag Display to use all year long while saying the Pledge of Allegiance or enjoying other patriotic activities of your choice.
Character development is an essential learning piece. Our monthly Character Card replaces the Character Critters and features a real life photo depicting a positive character trait that children can aspire to! Post on your wall to remind children of the character trait throughout the month.
Fine Arts Display
Introducing classic fine art pieces enhances children’s understanding and appreciation of creative art expression and the vast world we live in. Using the new monthly Fine Arts Display and the accompanying activities will help children dive into imaginative and intellectual concepts at their level.
We’ve redesigned our Practice Pages and Journals to make it easier to choose what works best for your group! Journals provide printing practice for letters and numbers for older children, and additional theme-related pages for enhancing critical thinking skills. Practice pages are for the younger children in your group, providing a simplistic approach to practicing basic skills.
Click here for a complete list of items included in each monthly Fireflies Kit.
New in Buttercups Infant/Toddler Program
Each year we choose a new theme for our Weather, Welcome, and Shape/Color Displays. This year’s theme embraces the enchanting world of make believe with kings, queens, knights, jesters, and friendly dragons.
Children love routines! You will now receive A Royal Welcome caption to use all year, along with a new themed Welcome Display and Name Tags in each kit to help you welcome children daily to the group. New this year, all of the Shape and Color Pieces will be included in your Starter Pack with your first order!
You asked, we listened! Buttercups will move from a weekly to a daily lesson plan format. You’ll have more activities to choose from each week as you and your little ones engage in the monthly themes. The 72-page Curriculum Guide includes suggestions for different ages and abilities. Themes align exactly to Fireflies.
Click here for a complete list of items included in each two-month Buttercups Kit.
New in FunShine Online
Your Learning Standards Listed on Every Activity!
Save time documenting. Identify the state or organizational standards you use and each activity downloads with codes already attached!
Online Christian Lesson Plans
Bible Story and Lesson plans, Story Props, Bible Verse Display, Rebus Activity, Bible Practice Page, Newsletter, and more! Organized into a convenient calendar for just $9.99 per month.
As always, we guarantee to provide inquiry-rich and experience-based activities and lesson plans that span all developmental areas. Whether you choose our curriculum kits or our online customizable lesson plans, we promise to deliver boundless fun and active learning while helping you meet your early education standards and preparing your kids for school.
Look for these exciting changes in our curriculum programs for 2017-2018! What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!