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What are the Benefits of Planning a Year-long Curriculum Guide?

Robin Fairfield, EdD

August 20, 2021

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What are the benefits of planning a year-long curriculum guide?

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There are many benefits of planning a year-long curriculum guide. It allows parents and families to have an idea of what is happening throughout the year. They can follow along with you as you progress through the year in regards to some of the things that you will be doing in your program. It is also a benefit to the instructional staff because when you have a year-long curriculum guide, the instructional staff has a focal point for planning. It gives them an idea of what they should be doing throughout the year. It is also beneficial for administrators. When administrators have a curriculum guide for the year, they are able to monitor and assess their program and ensure that the curriculum is meeting the needs of the children. It is beneficial for all stakeholders because the curriculum guide shows that your program is structured and gives them a little bit of knowledge about what you are doing throughout the year.

This Ask the Expert is an edited excerpt from the course, Developing a Yearlong Curriculum Guidepresented by Robin Fairfield, EdD.


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Robin Fairfield, EdD

Robin Fairfield has been working in early care and education for approximately 34 years as a preschool teacher, a preschool supervisor/manager, and a preschool administrator. She began teaching as an ECE adjunct professor in February 2004 and continues to teach to this day. She was led to the field of early education through her children during their preschool and toddler years. She holds a Doctorate in Education, a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education, and a teaching certificate in ECE. She is driven by her passion to improve the quality and care in early childhood education by providing opportunities for increased wisdom and compassion in adults who care for and make decisions for young children.


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