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Investigating Containers


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Investigations is the curriculum used by Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center. 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 observations, and field trips, they acquire critical competencies identified in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and the standards of national professional organizations. In Investigating Containers, preschool and toddler teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while developing an understanding of the properties and uses of containers. 


Credits for Investigating Containers

Producer/Author: Julia DeLapp

Director: Ken Measimer

Student Production Assistants: Justin Bedard, Amy Dillon, Sarah Pierce, Sean Leser, Megan Saunders

Music Composer: Ross Page (Eastern student at time of composition)

Animation: Nick Napoletano

Featured Teachers and Administrator: Claudia Ahern, Amie Theriault, Amy Tyler, Niloufar Rezai


For more information about the containers investigation or the Investigations Curriculum, contact Niloufar Rezai.




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