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Using a Visual Schedule

Teaching Strategies Series

Preschool teacher Patricia Lee describes how she uses a visual schedule to help children know what to expect throughout the day. Young children can refer to the pictures on the schedule independently to see what comes next, which can help them to regulate their own behavior. A visual schedule can be especially helpful for children who struggle with transitions or changes to the daily routine.

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  • Guiding Young Children's Behavior: Selecting Classroom Materials and Planning the Schedule
  • Producer, Scriptwriter, Editor: Sean Leser
    Videographer: Ken Measimer, Sean Leser
    Production assistant: Guadalupe Marquez (Eastern student)
  • The Center wishes to thank Darcey School in Cheshire, Connecticut, for their cooperation in the making of this video.
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