Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model Relationships form the foundation through which every child experiences his or her world. What children experience within these relationships, helps to shape their overall development. Supported by current research, and combined with direct experience in childcare settings, the Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model is a dynamic model for coaches, teachers and directors to work together to help raise the quality of infant and toddler programs. The Foundations Model provides a support structure to implement appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers in childcare classrooms. These experiences will enhance the development of children and their ability to learn in the early years of life. The relationships that are established in quality childcare classrooms between the teachers and the children, along with experiences in Movement, Senses & Perception, and Language, provide the essential foundation necessary for children to progress developmentally, to enter school ready to learn, and to become successful life-long learners.
The Early Literacy and Learning Model/Plus (ELLM/Plus) is a research-based, comprehensive curriculum for 3-, 4-, and 5-year old preschool children that has been proven to be effective improving children's early reading achievement in an
experimental study. The literacy-focused curriculum builds children's cognitive development through literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts,
motor experiences, and physical health. Children's acquisition of important cognitive and social/emotional development is facilitated through interactions with supportive teachers and other adults who encourage children's curiosity,
persistence, and creativity by planning and implementing engaging activities and providing support during learning experiences. ELLM/Plus is designed to
expand children's vocabularies and refine their understanding and comprehension of words they know and use.
The academic integrity of A Beka Book has been validated by the success of hundreds of thousands of students over decades. Historically, students instructed under our curriculum consistently score above national averages on standardized tests and on college entrance tests. Our skilled researchers and writers do not paraphrase progressive education textbooks; they do primary research in every subject and look at the subject from the traditional Christian point of view. While it is healthy to be informed by educational trends and performance data, it is not the practice of A Beka Book to adjust or change its curriculum to align with each new reform that is presented in academia. We will continue our commitment to seek content and best practices that provide students with the tools they need for both academic and personal successh here.
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