Small Wonders: Pre-K

Small Wonders

Small Wonders Program

Small Wonders

Small Wonders is a nature program rich in science content and rooted in imagination and experience.

Small Wonders

Small Wonders embraces the inherent sense of wonder and curiosity that young children bring to the world.

Small Wonders

Small Wonders creates opportunities for teachers to incorporate science discoveries, nature play, and investigations into lessons and activities.

Program Package

Teachers receive a list of lesson topics from which to choose those that align with their curriculum. Teachers may select multiple lessons.

Lessons are designed to foster a variety of developmentally appropriate skills for young children.

VINS Science Educators meet with teachers to review the program goals and explore ways to effectively embed the Small Wonders program into their curriculum.

Small Wonders Program includes:

Ideas and strategies to incorporate nature play and discovery into curriculum

An engaging, interactive puppet show to introduce the topic

Song and movement connected to the topic

A range of hands-on activities, investigations and nature play

Opportunities to take the learning experience outside, depending on topic

Touchable animal artifacts, depending on topic

Bringing Science Inquiry & Investigation to Life in Your Classroom

Each VINS Science Educator has a Master of Education degree, is a Highly Qualified Teacher, and holds a teaching license in Vermont and New Hampshire.