As educators, we all believe in the importance of developing, inspiring, and growing young minds. Yet, amid changing standards and increasing expectations, many struggle to find the appropriate path to kindergarten readiness.
By balancing developmentally appropriate skills with just the right amount of play, DIG support teachers as they develop, inspire, and grow early learners on their way to Grade K.
How it works
When it comes to preparing young children to succeed amid increasingly rigorous standards, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between play and instructional skills. Yet DIG does just that. By offering an array of developmentally appropriate activities, instructional approaches, and components, DIG supports the whole child.
In order for learning to stick, children need multiple opportunities to engage with the same skill, but in new ways each day. DIG’s manageable, 20-minute circle times integrate learning and provide opportunities for rich discussions.
Small Groups and Centers
Pre-K learners need ample practice for new skills to settle in DIG’s daily, small-group instruction and engaging center activities clarify and reinforce concepts learned in whole group.
Ongoing Formative Assessment
Keeping track of where students are along their learning path is essential—especially if we are to help them move ahead. That’s why DIG’s variety of assessment tools are designed to guide teachers in assisting learners, planning curriculum, and sharing progress with families.
Authentic, meaningful, home-school connections are critical to the success of any early childhood program. DIG fosters strong relationships and extends learning into the home through a variety of resources.
DIG in with Dr. Jean!
DIG is the only Pre-K program where you'll find Dr. Jean Feldman's cheers, chants, active movements, and tips at point-of-use throughout each week of instruction. Balancing instructional skills and play has never been easier! Each of the 16 Action Rhymes found in DIG are supported with video demonstrations by Dr. Jean herself!
Did you know?
DIG is also available in strand packs! Check out our DIG: Oral Language & Vocabulary kit and our DIG Math kit!