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Opening the World of Learning
By Judy Schickedanz and David Dickinson in Collaboration with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Prepare Every Child for Success!
Opening the World of Learning is a comprehensive curriculum that covers all domains of early learning. The content of each unit is built around a carefully crafted daily routine within an activity-center day. Themes, skills, and concepts are developed through quality children's fiction and nonfiction trade books. The consistent format and features in every unit makes it easy for teachers to use and children to learn.

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Click here to download a PDF document of a correlation of Opening the World of Learning to Work Sampling.

Opening the World of Learning:
  • provides guidance for teachers with a variety of materials to implement six thematically organized units, with Family, Friends, Wind and Water, The World of Color, Shadows and Reflections, and Things That Grow.
  • develops language and literacy skills through rich, integrated content in all domains of early learning.
  • incorporates favorite children's books, songs, and poems.
  • provides a comprehensive curriculum for full- and half-day program format options.
  • supports teachers to individualize instruction by providing an ongoing assessment tool.
Lakeshore Manipulative Kit NEW
Materials for each unit of Opening the World of Learning can be purchased through Lakeshore Learning Materials. Review the contents of the Opening the World of Learning Manipulative Kit (Item # KT501).