Play-Based Model


The Play-Based models main goal is to develop social, emotional and soft skills by provider modeling. Children's progress is monitored by their participation in hands-on activities and observations. The Play-Based model is less about the process of learning and less concerned about the product and more about discovery, exploration and appropriate risk taking. The Play-Based model involves both child-initiated and provider-supported learning. The provider encourages children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels. Children learn best through first-hand experiences—play motivates, stimulates and supports children in their development of skills, concepts, language acquisition, communication skills, and concentration. During play, children use all of their senses, must convey their thoughts and emotions, explore their environment, and connect what they already know with new knowledge, skills and attitudes. Children build language skills while developing content knowledge. Plus, cooperative experiences provide children the opportunity to cultivate social skills, competencies, and a disposition to learn.

123 Learn Curriculum

When your provider is using 123 Learn Curriculum, you can be confident in knowing they are knowledgeable on how each activity is best suited to your child's growth and development and the positive impact it will have. 123 Learn Curriculum also understands the areas of child development and incorporates the Minnesota’s Early Childhood Indicators of Progress into lesson plans. (ECIPs). Letting providers know what domains are being touched on when doing each activity listed under infant, toddler and preschool daily plans. Children learn best by repetition. Repetition is an essential key to the physical development of a child's brain. The more something is repeated the more likely children are to remember it. Repetition in a variety of forms also increases the likelihood of reaching children with different learning styles and provides a more comprehensive understanding of concepts. 123 Learn Curriculum provides this opportunity through a variety of fun and exciting themes Each carefully selected subject incorporates a letter, color, number, shape, and activity. Allowing each child individual hands-on opportunities for making learning fun, and exciting. Each day is a fun, learning adventure for your child and 123 Learn Curriculum