Jun 21, 2023 4 min read

Want Ideas for Summer Learning? Here’s a Preschool Lesson Plan!

Leah Woodbury By: Leah Woodbury
preschool class getting ready for a summer preschool lesson plan

Finding a preschool lesson plan for summer-themed learning can be tricky. A preschool curriculum that incorporates educational elements into summer-themed activities for classes can help!

Finding such lessons means teachers at your child care center often are forced to spend their time scouring the internet for craft ideas from blogs and Pinterest to keep kids engaged.

The 2023 Child Care Management Software Industry Trends Report from Procare Solutions found that 20% of those who responded to the survey used to compile the report cited issues with creating curriculum .

That’s one reason that a 52-week curriculum program is essential for early childhood education centers.  

Procare Early Learning, in partnership with Learning Beyond Paper, is an all-digital curriculum specifically designed to meet the unique needs of educating children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. It’s an embedded, fully online curriculum program tailored to child care centers with a year-round program!

The integration with Procare makes this curriculum program easy to use. New content, training and tools arrive automatically! It’s designed so teachers of all experience levels can understand it easily.  

It includes more than 4,000 daily activities for infants, younger toddlers, older toddlers, preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners.  

Let’s take a look at one such lesson that’s perfect for summer!

Create a Summer Felt Board with This Preschool Lesson Plan

Learning areas in the Procare Early Learning curriculum include STEAM, language and literacy, physical development, cognitive, music and movement as well as interactive reading. Plus, teachers get tips and tools they can use in real time.

The preschool lesson below focuses on language and literacy.

Let’s break down it down by sections:

Example of a summer lesson plan from  Procare Early Learning

First, notice that the topic, activity name and learning objective are all clearly stated at the top of the lesson.

Teachers are given an organized list of what materials they’ll need to have ready for the activity, with pictures!

The Procedures and Teacher Talk section gives a concise and easy-to-understand guide to carrying out the lesson. This is one way the curriculum gives teachers the tools they need to teach kids at specific age levels.

Check out the Learning Support column that explains to let children enter when ready. And the Social-Emotional Development section tells you this activity helps kids make a self-connection if they see activities they’ve done before.

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Guide: Eight Steps to Create the Best Curriculum for Your Center

How Procare Early Learning Helps With Preschool Lesson Plans and More!

With Procare Early Learning powered by Learning Beyond Paper, your child care center can: 

  • Equip teachers with state-of-the-art online curriculum at their fingertips 
  • Dramatically reduce the amount of time spent on lesson planning each week 
  • Offer children a high-quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum 
  • Save money with this cost-efficient solution that’s integrated with Procare

To see how much time and money your center could save with a digital curriculum, check out this calculator that will outline your potential savings!

And you can learn more here:

• Download “Procare Early Learning Powered by Learning Beyond Paper: What a Digital Curriculum Can Do For Your Child Care Center.”

• See how Procare Early Learning will save Sarah Miller’s child care center in West Virginia up to $1,600 a month!

• Listen to our podcast about why curriculum is so important for young learners, particularly babies through pre-kindergarten. 

• And check out this article on Procare Early Learning to learn more about this cost-effective solution that benefits children and sets your child care center a part from competitors!

Procare is the only solution that can deliver the entire early childhood education ecosystem — lesson planning, lesson delivery within the classroom as well as assessment and parent engagement. Being able to do all of these with one platform simplifies classroom management and planning! Request a demo to learn more.

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Leah Woodbury

Leah Woodbury is the head of content at Procare Solutions. Her job includes writing about topics that matter to child care professionals and finding ways to help them do their important work. She’s a mom of two who loves getting updates about what her preschooler is doing during the day via the Procare child care mobile app!

Leah Woodbury