Packaged and Online
        Preschool Curriculum Programs
        
        
        The question is should you do some sort of preschool activities with the children in your care............. and, if so where do you begin? Many providers create their own preschool curriculums either from their own resources at home (preschool curriculum theme books) or from materials they find online or a combination of both. One of my favorite resource books to use is the Mailbox Magazine and books. There are many places to find great preschool materials online. Many of them free. One of my favorites is of course my own Step By Step Preschool Theme Pages. The preschool theme sites listed here are all pages I visit frequently for ideas.

        Organizing a preschool program can be very time consuming so many child care providers opt to purchase a packaged preschool curriculum kit. Listed below you will find links to the most popular packaged kits. I'd love to hear from you! If you've used any of the below curriculums or know of one I've missed, let me know. I'd like to include your comments, good or bad, regarding your experience with packaged curriculums. Email me at janalyn686@yahoo.com

        
        
        
        What I'm using this year!

        I get many inquiries as to what curriculum I am using each year. This year, I am using
        a combination of 1-2-3 Learn Curriculum and other various online sources.

        
        
        
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        Preschool Curriculum
        
        
        

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "I've known the owner for a long time and have purchased a little of this curriculum in the past. She has good customer service and quality curriculum. Best thing is she is a provider herself." ~~ submitted by Jana in Ohio

        "Love it, it is very affordable and creative. I like how she has everything sorted by Themes, the site is very easy to navigate. She is great about special requests, I once needed a few more BINGO boards created and she sent them within 24 hours." ~~ Submitted by Terri in MN

        "I can almost always find the printable I'm needing for the theme I'm using! Great craft ideas also." ~~ Submitted by Chelsea

        
        
        
        

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "It's $15 a month to download 4 weeks of lesson plans and related materials (worksheets, games, songs, readiness activities.) I like it because it is theme based and it features a letter of the week. I have to supplement with other stuff and sometimes I don't like their crafts, but all in all it's pretty good." ~~ submitted by Jane

        
        
        
        
        Carol's Affordable Curriculum
        Christian curriculum available

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Cheap and you get what you pay for, poor quality." ~~ Submitted by Terri in MN

        
        
        
        

        Customer/Provider Reviews

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        Chubbie Cubbie's Customizable Curriculum

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "I ordered their materials and must say it was far below my expectations. What I received what a yellow folder with several zeroxed copies of possible projects -- they were very light (obviously copies of copies), the alphabet letters were strange -- for the letter A they chose the word "airplane" the "a" sound is not even used in that word, the phonogram "ai" is what creates an "a" sound, very poor choice. Overall it was most certainly not worth the $22.45 I paid for it -- Finally, most of the stuff I received, I could have downloaded myself from various "free" pre-school sites. Hope this helps." ~~ submitted by Debbie in Arizona

        
        
        
        
        Danielle's Place

        Customer/Provider Reviews

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        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "I used this program for years! It is only on a 2 year rotation, so I got a little bored with the themes that seemed to repeat themselves. Other than that, they ship you everything you need! Lots of colorful papers for the kids. I love all the rhymes, fingerplays and the provider materials. They also have great customer service. And you can order for only 1 child instead of the 3 most companies normally have as a minimum." ~~ Submitted by Chelsea

        
        
        
        

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Very cute, open-ended crafts, quality materials and great customer service, quick shipping, professionalism." ~~ Submitted by Jana in Ohio

        "I have used them for over 5 years and I like it but it seems like the past few years the kids have been bored and maybe the program is not what it used to be." ~~ Submitted by Terri in MN

        
        
        
        

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        Home Preschool Program

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "The home school one I tried 2 months ago and only for 1 month. I wasent happy with that one at all. I had to do all the cutting out and the pictures and things were very blah." ~~ submitted by Kristi

        
        
        
        
        The Itty Bitty Bookworm

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Excellent customer service, literature-based. Though I have never actually tried this curriculum, I've seen samples. This would be a top-choice curriculum for me to try." ~~ Submitted by Jana in OH

        "I love the Ittybittybookworm curriculum, its downloadable online, and on cd, its a literacy based curriculum, I like it because I print what I need, dont' always have the same amount of children and with the pre packaged, you have to order so many and you never know how many kids you will have from day to day:)" ~~ Submitted by Sandy in FL

        
        
        
        

        please say Jana and Step By Step Child Care website sent you

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Great company, excellent customer service." ~~ Submitted by Jana in OH

        
        
        
        
        Kids N Fun Crafts

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        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Great company and good customer service. This is a packaged kit with cute crafts. It's been many years since I used Mother Goose. I found I had to keep adding a lot of materials to it to round it out." ~~ Submitted by Jana in Ohio

        "Used for a few years, in general I thought it was a good program but it is gotten too expensive for me." ~~ Submitted by Terri in MN

        "I used Mother Goose for 6 months but even tho I loved their graphics and everything was so nice I felt it was more theme based and wanted more academic." ~~ Submitted by Kristi

        
        
        
        

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "For anyone out there looking for an easy curriculum, this is it! It shows me actually what to do each day, gives you a shopping list of what materials to have on hand for that month, bulletin board ideas for that month, and worksheets referenced as part of daily curriculum. I am not trying to sell the product, but I am just passing the word along. Preschool Palace just made my life so much easier!"

        
        
        
        
        Star-Brite Learning Program

        Customer/Provider Reviews

        "Love it! Excellent! Very well organized, always have it at least three weeks before needed. Children love doing all the activities and crafts.Lesson plans and all materials are included. Very happy with it." ~~ Submitted by Linda

        "This is the program I used last year & am continuting to use this year! The kids and I love this program! They provide all the materials and all pages are printed in color, so it's great for those kids that don't really enjoy coloring. Lots of very creative crafts also. And at least 3 papers for the kids to do each day. The program is also on a 3 year rotation, so no getting bored!" ~~ Submitted by Chelsea

        "Then I finally tried a new one and when I opened it I knew after the first 5 days that I looked at I was impressed. It is Star Brite. I will be sticking with this one for awhile." ~~ Submitted by Kristi

        
        
        
        
        Zoo-Phonics

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        Do you know of a program I don't have listed here?
        Please email me and let me know!

        
        
        
        
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