Bella, Books, and Botany is an early childhood educational outreach opportunity offered by BRIT to preschool classes. This unique program utilizes quality children’s literature, nature, and Environmental-STEM (E-STEM). Early childhood educators have the opportunity to promote scientific thinking and practice literacy, math, and creative art skills with their students. Our main components and teaching strategies are based on current research and best practices that can be applied to any early childhood curriculum. Our hope is to inspire your teachers’ and students’ sense of wonder and take advantage of nature’s benefits when teaching the critical domains.
Based on current research in best practices, Bella’s Building Blocks for Learning; Story Time, Purposeful Play, Exploration and Discovery, and Reflective Conversation are the teaching strategies implemented in all of BRIT’s early learning programs and can be applied to any early childhood curriculum.
The curriculum support is flexible, user-friendly, and is aligned with the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Science guidelines. It is a menu from which to choose the best activities and strategies that are appropriate for your students and your available resources. It can help you weave STEM concepts and content into your existing curriculum and lesson plans for all the critical domains.
Contact Cheryl Potemkin to discuss bringing this new virtual program to your class!