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Investigating Balls


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Investigations is the curriculum used by Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC). The curriculum is centered around engaging projects—called "investigations"—on topics that are selected by children, teachers, and families. As children investigate a topic in learning centers, small collaborative groups, whole group activities, movement and music experiences, outdoor observation, or field trips, they acquire critical competencies identified in the Connecticut State Department of Education Curriculum and Assessment Framework and the standards of national professional organizations. In Investigating Balls, preschool and toddler teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while investigating the properties of balls. 


Read more about the Investigations curriculum.

Credits for Investigating Balls

Producer/Author: Julia DeLapp

Director: Ken Measimer

Videographer/Editor: Sean Leser (Eastern student)

Music Composer: Ross Page (Eastern student)

Animation: Nick Napoletano

Featured Teachers and Administrator: Patricia Gardner, Amie Theriault, Amy Tyler, Niloufar Rezai


For more information about the Balls investigation, contact Niloufar Rezai.


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