In this unit, you will create a Learning Experience Plan (LEP) for toddlers, preschool, or kindergarten children.
- Complete the below template by filling in the Title and items # 1-15 on the left column of the chart.
- For guidance, refer to the descriptions of each item that are provided on the right side of the template.
- Study the sample LEP for additional guidance.
|Description of the Items||Fill-In this Column|
|Title of the Learning Experience Plan (LEP): A simple descriptive name to identify the lesson.||Title of Your LEP:|
|Age: The age range for this assignment needs to be toddler, preschool, or Kindergarten.|
|Objective: The objective is the aim or outcome of the experience. You must have at least two objectives.||The children will…|
|Materials: List the needed materials. This provides a framework for thinking about the plan from start to finish.|
|Prompt: Every lesson should have an introduction that captures children’s attention and causes them to engage, learn, explore, and play.|
|Play Experience: This is the main part of the LEP. It describes the learning activity that the children will be doing.|
|Individualizing: Ideas to support children who are challenged by the activity or who need additional challenges. Identify a specific learning need and tell how you would adapt the activity for that child. For example, a gifted child with advanced skills, a child with ADHD, a child with autism, a child with a specific physical limitation.|
|Wrap-Up: This is a brief closure activity that would signal the end of the LEP. For example, a finger play, song, dance, poem etc.|
|Clean-Up: Plan for how the children can help with the clean-up.|
|10. Assessment: Theassessment enables you to know if the children are gaining skills and knowledge from the experiences that they are providing. The skills you are assessing must align with your objective(s) for the lesson.|
|Related Children’s Book: This section is for you to provide the name and the author of a children’s book related to the theme or the objective of the LEP.|
|Vocabulary: Choose 3-5 words to introduce and use repeatedly during the lesson so children can hear the words used in context.|
|Home, School, Community Connection: This section would encourage and help families extend the learning outside the classroom. Worksheets and coloring sheets should not be used. Activities should not cause expense to the families.|
|Next Time: If you implemented the LEP, note what worked well and what you might do differently. If you planned the LEP but did not implement it, note an alternative(s) for some part of the LEP.|
|SAFETY ALERT: Note any necessary safety precautions if applicable.|
Some of the Learning Experience Plan content is adapted from “The Box”, Creative Literacy in Action: Birth through Age Nine. Towel, J.L. Powell, K.C., & Brown, S.L. Cengage (2018).