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Plan Inclusive Learning Experience
Explorations with Shapes (REC #13013) In this ODE extensive lesson plan that takes place during circle time and on an individual basis, children describe, identify, and compare two-dimensional shapes.

Learn More about Inclusion
Interactive Tools for Parents: Developmental Milestones (REC #9602) This interactive tool allows the user to view how a developmental milestone category changes as a child grows.

Build Family Connections
Pet Survey (REC #6214) This lesson has the children and teacher creating and conducting a survey about pets of friends and family, and eventually analyzing the results..

Explore Inquiry Projects
The Woods Project (REC #12751) The woods near the school are open and inviting, but one day the children noticed the “new woods” on the other side of the center. They were very curious about the area. It lacked a clear entrance, but after the brush was cleared, the class began to explore it almost daily. The children were chock-full of questions and observations, and the project grew from there.

Examine Best Practices
Making Math Meaningful and Enjoyable (REC #11335) In this, the tenth best practice brief in the Early Childhood Building Blocks series Pam Schiller, Early Childhood Curriculum Specialist, offers many wonderful strategies for teachers to to use as
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