Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning involves teaching through engaging topics that allow the integration of meaningful learning in all content areas while also supporting development across multiple domains.

Eastern’s Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) utilizes the "Investigations" curriculum. The curriculum was developed by CFDRC teachers and administrators in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith. 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 Early Learning and Development Standards and the standards of national professional organizations. Read more about the Investigations curriculum.