Developmentally Appropriate

According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, n.d.), lesson planning should be developmentally appropriate. This means that teachers need to create lesson plans that take into account the child’s age, individual abilities, and their cultural and family dynamics. At Children First, we do just that. We have a group lesson plan but each day, we set aside time to work on individual goals and lessons, in a fun playful manner. We do not buy a preset curriculum because we want to make sure what we do each day is what the children in that class need. We believe that a company is unable to create a lesson plan for our children because they do not know our children! We do! Therefore, lesson plans are created for all of the children in mind!