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Children play with Lego on a colourful alphabet rug. A boy who is visually impaired reads a book with raised dots, a precursor to learning to read in Braille. Sand running through the hourglasses fascinates a curious boy. A boy building with blocks greets the class bunny who has hopped over for a visit. A boy gives a thumbs up. A girl plays with colourful shapes on the classroom light-table. A girl counts and orders buttons by size. Two girls balance on a pipe as they look for frogs in a swampy area. Children create their own book illustrations using the “still life” technique. Two girls are paired during a large group activity. A boy builds with interlocking cubes. A girl illustrates her “story”. Three girls practice their letters on individual whiteboards. A boy holds alphabet blocks that spell out PLAY. Young boys explore classroom science materials. A girl using a walker smiles. Three children share a book together." An educator and 4 preschoolers enjoy a small group interaction.

"Intentional teaching involves educators being deliberate and purposeful in creating play-based learning environments — because when children are playing, children are learning."
Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) Statement on Play-Based Learning

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

Early Childhood Education

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Manitoba Education and Training Curriculum Support Centre provides Manitoba Kindergarten through Grade 12 educators, early childhood educators, post-secondary education students, homeschooling parents, EAL and adult literacy instructors and Department staff with curriculum implementation support, educational research and professional development materials.

Start exploring Manitoba early childhood education curriculum and recommended resources, as well as other curriculum-correlated materials including books, DVDs, kits, and electronic resources.

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