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Recycled Materials

ITEM #: 4400213

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to help teachers understand how everyday items can be used by children to create an environment that supports their imagination, problem solving, and exploration. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article “Recycled Materials” by Lella Gandini.
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences are beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from birth to age 8. This kit will introduce teachers to recycled materials for the classroom environment.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 - 1.5 hours. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will list recycled materials that can be used in the classroom.
  2. Teachers will explain uses of recycled materials in the classroom.
  3. Teachers will illustrate their understanding of supportive communication with children.
  4. Teachers will analyze children's play for learning objectives.

These training outcomes address the following professional standards:

  • 1.B.08, 1.B.15, 1.C.03, 2.A.08, 2.A.09, 2.A.10, 2.A.11, 2.D.03, 2.D.06, 2.F.01, 2.F.03, 2.G.01, 2.G.03, 2.g.06, 3.E.03, 3.F.02, 3.G.02, 9.A.04, 9.A.07 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/academy.asp
  • Standard 1 and 4 of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (2003), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/faculty/degrees.asp
  • 1304.21(a)(1)(i) and 1304.21(a)(4)(i)(ii), 1304.21(c)(1)(ii) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1006, Volume 61, Number 215, www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/performance/
  • E13 and E7 of the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (2005), www.naccp.org.

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