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The Primary Program: Growing and Learning in the Heartland

The Primary Program is a framework of the current knowledge base and encourage each user to continue learning as new information becomes available. The Primary Program is a resource for adult learners/ educators as they plan and organize local curriculum. A 600+ page guide to developing learning environments for kindergarten/primary age children.

This publication is no longer available in hard copy, but is available in PDF format to download. To view The Primary Program by chapter, please choose from the links below.

Front Cover and Inside of Cover

Dedication Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Guiding Principles and Goals of The Primary Program

Position Statements

Partnerships with Families and Communities

Considerations for Implementation

Cultural Diversity in Learning and Learners

Easing Transitions

Active Learning in the Classroom--Common Understandings

Active Learning in the Classroom--Planning for Learning

Active Learning in the Classroom--Classroom Organization

Technology in the Primary Curriculum

Widely-Held Expectations

Aesthetic and Artistic Development in the Primary Program

Social and Emotional Development in the Primary Program

Intellectual Development in the Primary Program

Language Arts in the Primary Program

Mathematics in the Primary Program

Sciences in the Primary Program

Physical Development and Well Being in the Primary Program

Physical Education in the Primary Program

Health and Well-Being in the Primary Program

Development of Responsibility in the Primary Program

Social Studies in the Primary Program

Responsible Living in the Primary Program

Assessment and Evaluation in the Primary Program

Integrated Curriculum in the Primary Program

Credits