Based on years of research that demonstrate the importance of teacher-student interactions, immediate and regular access to the best literature available, and the need for social-emotional development instruction, Big Day for PreK offers teachers a thematic and integrated approach to guiding our youngest learners. Organized around eight themes that grow in scope as children become more aware of their surroundings, the program introduces children to math, literacy, science, and the arts in a way that feels like play and inspires joyful engagement.
An instructional model designed around relevant, child-friendly themes.
A research-based approach helps children to acquire social-emotional development, with social skills interwoven into every activity. Big Day’s multi-tiered model revolves around eight relevant and child-friendly themes that broaden as the year progresses. Each of four weeks of instruction is centered around a Big Idea designed to engage children. Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills.
Big Day’s multi-tiered model revolves around eight relevant and child-friendly themes that broaden as the year progresses.
Weekly Big Ideas
Using these themes as an anchor, children are guided through four weeks of instruction on each theme. Each week is centered around a Big Idea designed to engage children.
We use Second Steps in our classroom as a Social Emotional supplement for our students. This link has great resources to help your child with COVID-19 or offer other emotional support you can use at home.