- Tip Sheets:
- Project Approach for Preschoolers
- Project Approach: Helping Preschoolers Represent What They Learn
- Project Approach: Including Every Child
- Project Approach: Phase 1—Choosing a Topic to Investigate
- Project Approach: Phase 1—Getting Started
- Project Approach: Phase 2—Doing Fieldwork
- Project Approach: Phase 2—Getting Ready for Fieldwork
- Project Approach: Phase 3—Concluding the Project
- Blog: Doing Projects With Families From a Distance
Activities To Do At Home
This page provides many ideas for projects to do with children that encourage scientific thinking.
Art is a Valuable Experience for Young Children
Source: Extension Alliance for Better Child Care
This article discusses the benefits of using art with infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children. There are suggestions for art projects that be done with very young children.
Early Childhood Research & Practice – Project Descriptions
Source: Early Childhood Research and Practice
Each issue of this early childhood online journal includes a project description.
Helping Your Child Learn Science
Source: U.S. Department of Education
This booklet describes many activities that families can do with their children to promote scientific thinking. The projects listed in this booklet utilize materials found in the home and can be embedded in family routines.
Parent Tips- Project Based Learning at Home
Source: Edmentum Blog
This provides tips for parents to do meaningful projects with their children at home.
The Project Approach
Source: The Project Approach
This website, managed by the Educators Institute at Duke School in collaboration with Sylvia Chard, is dedicated to providing information about the Project Approach. It offers theory, structure, and examples of the Project Approach, as well as resources and tools that teachers and administrators can use, including: an overview of the theoretical framework and history; explanations of how to develop and implement project work; examples of projects conducted in classrooms worldwide; information about upcoming seminars, workshops, and other forms of professional development; a study guide that helps participants understand the definition and applications of the Project Approach and walks them through the process of developing and implementing a project in the classroom.
Project-Based and Experiential Learning in After-School Programming
Source: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
This report discusses how and what children should be taught during after school hours. It also includes information about effective practices and challenges related to after school learning strategies.
Project-Based Learning: Resources for Parents
Project-based learning can be a fantastic way for kids to get engaged in hands-on, active learning. Here’s how parents can encourage and support their children — and their children’s school — in project-based learning.
Starting Your Child Care Search
Source: Child Care Aware of America
This provides a number of resources for finding and choosing a child care program.