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Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide was released in the Spring of 2008.  It is a resource for the entire early learning and child care sector and is available in English and French.

The Early Learning Program Guide is an important part of Saskatchewan’s early childhood development initiatives. The Guide affirms the importance of high quality learning experiences for all Saskatchewan children during their preschool years – three to five years of age.

Le Guide du programme d’apprentissage pour la petite enfance est une partie importantedes initiatives de développement de la petite enfance en Saskatchewan. Le Guide affirme l’importance d’offrir des expériences de haute qualité à tous les enfants de la Saskatchewan durant leurs années préscolaires, soit de trois à cinq ans.

To order your copy of the Early Learning and Child Care's Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide, complete this form and submit to the Ministry of Education.

This comprehensive list contains literature that was researched to develop Play and Exploration.  The literature included for early learning and child care, literacy, curriculum and other resources that may be helpful to instructors and families.

The Into Practice Series are supplementary resources that expand upon the major components in Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide.  The Into Practice booklets offer additional background information and ideas for implementation in early learning and child care programs.

A companion booklet to Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide.
This booklet provides information specific to the unique learning needs of infants and toddlers.  The booklet also includes a disc which contains slideshows highlighting environments and invitations for learning for these young children.

Creating Early Learning Environments is another booklet in the Into Practice series of supplementary web-based resources.  This booklet expands on the principle of stimulating and dynamic environments.  It provides key ideas to creating indoor and outdoor learning environments that accommodate the social-emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual aspects.  There are suggestions for creating invitations and experiential centres.  Each section offers educators 'Time to Reflect' pages.

Leading for Change is the first in the Into Practice series of focused resources.  This booklet supports early childhood education leaders to implement the Guide.  It provides key ideas on adult learning and change, practical suggestions and resource sheets.

 

Your Child and Early Learning brochures are designed to familiarize families with Play and Exploration:  Early Learning Program Guide.  The brochures also include ideas to help families support their children's learning at home and the community.

This brochure focuses on the concept that preschool aged children learn best through play and describes how play helps children learn the skills they need to do well in school. It explains what you will see in child care centres and homes, preschools and Prekindergarten programs to support your child’s learning.

This brochure describes early learning environments that enhance your child’s learning experience through the arrangement of space, quality of furnishings and selection of materials. It describes what you will see in child care centres and homes, preschools and Prekindergarten programs that provide children with opportunities for many different learning experiences.

This brochure focuses on the importance of warm positive relationships between adults and children as the heart of healthy social-emotional development. It provides ideas for home and what can be expected in child care centres and homes, preschools and Prekindergarten programs to support children’s social-emotional development.

This brochure defines language and literacy development and describes its importance for young children.  There are things to do at home and connections to more information for promoting language and literacy development.  It also provides guidelines of what should be seen in child care centers and homes, preschools and Prekindergarten programs to support children’s language and literacy development.



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