What Are Providers Saying about Gee Whiz?
At Gee Whiz, we LOVE hearing from our customers!
Here are just a few testimonials providers have shared with us recently.
Pheobe West, Indiana
I love that Gee Whiz curriculum gives me so many options with my mixed age group. I love the themes they provide as well as the added materials that I can use if I need them. I also love the fact that I can just download the materials and save them for future use. My parents love the newsletter telling them what is to be expected from each unit. If you have a home childcare and/or mixed age group then this curriculum is perfect!
Cindy Bills, Minnesota
I have used my own curriculum for 14 years, but decided to try Gee Whiz a year and a half ago. And I realized I have been just doing projects, stories, and rote learning. My day has completely changed now. I Love the interactive activities. The open ended questions and discussions during activities. And having varied themes I had not used before. Loving Gee Whiz!!
Angela M Salas, MSECS, MSRD, IBCLC, NYSELTC Level 3, New York
As an NAFCC accredited Family Child Care provider, I make decisions every day to help children learn and grow. I am intentional in how I set up my learning environment, how I select materials, and how I prepare my daily schedule. However, I’m a busy gal. I am not just a provider, but a trainer and a coach/mentor to other programs. My day is split between working with young children and in the evenings preparing for my professional development trainings. I barely have time to plan for both. A few months ago I decided to use a pre-made curriculum I could count on to facilitate my preparation. I tried a few boxed programs that offered quality learning and developmentally appropriate activities. However, many of the activities were difficult to follow and too advance for some of my younger toddlers. Cookie cut product art was not my idea of quality. I had briefly tried Gee Whiz Curriculum in the past, although I enjoyed the activities and topics, I had found shopping and preparing for the lessons a bit of a challenge. At this year’s NAFCC Conference, I met Beth Smith (Partner with Gee Whiz) and I shared my concern with the curriculum. A week later she had modified the tools to include a list of materials for every unit. It was amazing. I could follow the list and shop for the stuff online or at a local store. Gee Whiz is simple to follow. The learning standards are specified for each activity. I know what to expect and how to observe for progress. I particularly love the suggested questions to deepen learning. I have my staff review them too. It has really made a world of difference. I will definitely share my experience with other FCC providers I support and train in the field.
Maria Regia Lara Rodrigues, Florida
This is a very complete and very explicit curriculum. What I like most about it is that it is affordable for all ages and its content is very important to apply to daily life, because it deals with very real and easy to understand topics for children.