At Gee Whiz, we recognize the importance of supporting providers in as many ways as possible. Research indicates that providers who are supported not only have stronger programs, they have a more positive outlook. At Gee Whiz, we support providers in many different ways. Here are just a few.
Preparing for Kindergarten
A NEW Family Involvement Material
At Gee Whiz, we know how important family involvement is. That is why we just created these helpful activity calendars for families that have children preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall. We will be posting calendars for June, July and August. Please share these with child care providers so they can share them with families. You are also welcome to share them directly with families as well. As each new calendar if available, we will notify you via email and post it here. All calendars are available in English & Spanish.
Resources to share with providers
The Gee Whiz Cohort
The Gee Whiz Cohort is a way for us to provide free webinar training for providers on both our curriculum and important early childhood topics such as the importance of asking open-ended questions and the why behind experiences. These webinars take place during the evening on a weeknight so more providers can attend. Plus, we always record these webinars and post both on our website and YouTube channel. To review the webinars we’ve done in the past, visit the Webinar Training page on our website. LEARN MORE.
The "Why" is Critical
At Gee Whiz, we know that it is absolutely critical that providers understand the goals they hope to accomplish with each experience they do with children. We also know that it is important for them to “connect” the developmental areas and skills (learning indicators) to the experiences as well. That is why the Gee Whiz curriculum includes tools to help providers achieve these goals. Please see our “Assessment & Gee Whiz” page for details. LEARN MORE
Meeting State & National Standards
Based on feedback from providers, meeting state standards can be a source of frustration and stress. At Gee Whiz, we take that stress away because our curriculum is aligned with state & national ECE standards (including Head Start). We are also approved for QRIS programs in many states. You can find the specific alignment documentation for your state by visiting our Alignments/Approvals page. LEARN MORE