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Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare
Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

WINGS Curriculum congratulates Atlanta Job Corps Child Development Center for earning national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center received its congratulatory letter for national accreditation on Friday, March 11, 2011. Creator of WINGS, Momprenuer, Dr. Bisa, as she’s affectionately called, says, “Director DeNita Gail Murdock-Haley and her staff worked diligently to upgrade the quality of their program and succeeded in earning the national ‘mark for quality’ for their center. We at WINGS celebrate with the Atlanta Job Corps staff for earning this world-renowned recognition.”

WINGS is an acronym for Wonder, Interests, Needs, Goals and Skills, “The essential components of a developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum”, shares Dr. Bisa, who designed the WINGS Curriculum to meet the resounding requests of child care providers to obtain a quality, yet practical curriculum addressing the developmental and cultural needs of young children. “In the ECE profession, we are so good at telling providers what to do, but terrible at showing them how to do it. WINGS Curriculum offers strategies that are practical, yet effective for early childhood educators to implement on a consistent basis.”

Dr. Bisa says her primary goal with WINGS was to ensure that any teacher would be able to organize and manage her classroom using research-based methods, while showing parents how children learn by ‘doing’. Through a variety of group activities and exploration, WINGS Curriculum encourages teachers to tell children new concepts and information; show it to them; and then, let them do something with it. Dr. Bisa explains, “Many parents and educators frown at the concept of ‘play’, because they have yet to witness appropriate implementations. I wrote WINGS with all teachers and parents in mind. With the WINGS concept, children will be teaching each other, which is the highest level of learning”.

Atlanta Job Corps CDC Director DeNita Gail Murdock-Haley reflects, “The WINGS Curriculum is phenomenal and provides everything a center needs to meet or exceed what NAEYC/BFTS requires. Our curriculum score in 2009 was 40%!  This year’s score is 90%, thanks to WINGS,” she continues, “We thank Dr. Bisa for sharing the gift and vision given to her that all preschoolers are prepared for success in school.  We plan to buy the second edition real soon.  Knowledge really is power and when you learn better, you do better.  Trust me, we are doing better.”

WINGS Curriculum 2nd edition features include:

*   New section on “Play and Learning”

*   Research updates from NAEYC, Better Brains for Babies, Zero to Three, Copple and Bredekamp, and more…

*   Updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook

*   New! Five WINGS Curriculum Supplements for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after school care containing 12 months of lesson plan ideas AND 12 months of WINGS Parent Newsletters.

*   e-forms (electronic versions of all WINGS Curriculum forms in fillable format)

*   New! WINGS Curriculum Book of Forms containing new forms for blended programs/mixed age groups, home connections, classroom management, and more.

Last month, Dr. Bisa sat down to discuss the release of WINGS 2 on Focus Atlanta with host Keisha Lancelin. To learn more about the WINGS Curriculum, visit www.WINGScurriculum.com

 

About WINGS Curriculum

WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool is an active and interactive learning plan for effectively organizing and implementing developmentally and culturally appropriate practices based on the interests, needs and skill levels of children from infancy to age 5.