Mother Goose Time
Mother Goose Time is a professionally designed preschool curriculum for use in preschools, home daycares and childcare centers. Their nationally recognized curriculum nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Inspire a joy for learning as you and your children explore our monthly theme-based kits.
Young children construct knowledge through interactive, concrete and hands-on experiences (Bredekamp and Rosegrant, 1992). Likewise, assessment of young children should be play-based and observed in the natural flow of the day. Authentic assessment uses documentation gathered during everyday experiences to chart learning over time.
In my curriculum, assessment and curriculum planning are aligned. Mother Goose Time’s lesson plans clearly identify which skills are integrated within a given learning activity. As your children participate in the activity, I observe their use of the identified skill. These skills, when combined with a nurturing environment, intentional teaching practices, and meaningful relationships support a child’s school readiness.
Child portfolios help to make a child’s learning visible to you as parents. I consistently take photos or save work samples that document my assessment observations. You receive your child’s portfolio at the conclusion of each monthly theme topic.
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Adults’ & Children’s Alliance is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Minnesota (CACFP). The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program designed to improve the diets of children and adults in day care. It is an extension of the School Lunch Act. Each day, 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. The CACFP provides nutrition training and meal reimbursement to licensed child care providers. In Minnesota, the CACFP is administrated by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and a nonprofit sponsoring organization like ACA.