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Investigating Nature


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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 Nature, preschool and toddler teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while investigating insects, worms, gardening, and other aspects of nature. 


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Credits for Investigating Nature

Producer/Author: Julia DeLapp

Director: Ken Measimer

Videographer/Editor: Sean Leser (Eastern student)

Production Assistant: Amy Dillon (Eastern student)

Music Composer: Ross Page (Eastern student)

Animation: Nick Napoletano

Featured Teachers and Administrator: Claudia Ahern, Cynthia DeJesús, Amie Theriault, Niloufar Rezai


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

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