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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 Trees, preschool and toddler teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while studying trees and the animals that live in them.
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Credits for Investigating Trees
Producer/Author: Julia DeLapp
Videographer/Editor: Sean Leser (Eastern student)
Production Assistants: Amy Dillon (Eastern student), Sarah Pierce (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 Trees investigation, contact Niloufar Rezai.
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