Curricular models and approaches for preschool

Planning a developmentally appropriate curriculum is part of a continuous process based on teachers’ daily interactions with students. Review Gestwicki’s Cycle of Planning and California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1. Based on this information complete the following:

·  Explain Gestwicki’s Cycle of Planning, describing each of the five components and explaining how each component supports all other components.  (3 -4 paragraphs)

·  Discuss the similarities and differences between Gestwicki’s Cycle of Planning and the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, and in particular, the ongoing cycle of observing, documenting, assessing, planning, and implementing curriculum (pages 18 – 26). (3 -4 paragraphs)