Environment and materials are planned and implemented to allow all children to engage in play and learning activities with peers and adults.

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Early childhood literacy and math kits

Our lending library has several updated early childhood literacy kits with accessible materials that can be embedded into learning centers and activities to promote meaningful engagement. Activities align with concepts and skills identified in Virginia’s Early Learning and Development Standards Birth to Five Guidelines (ELDS). Teachers can use these activities to supplement lesson plans and resources they already have in their classroom, or as inspiration to create their own kits.

Lending options for new and updated kits include checking out the physical kit with sample activities, adapted books, theme related materials, assistive technology with a link to a digital folder with activity sheets and communication boards, or you can just request the link to the digital folder of interest.

A variety of smaller concept kits targeting math, literacy, science, and music/movement are also available for checkout.

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Early Childhood Literacy Kits

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear (updated)
  • Bugs (new kit)
  • Community Workers and their Vehicles (updated)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie‌ (updated)
  • The Farm (updated)
  • Growing Things
  • ‌Look What's Cooking
  • Marvelous Me
  • My Neighborhood
  • Weather Watcher
  • Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Over in the Meadow
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • The Rainbow Fish and Commotion in the Ocean
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm (farm theme) (updated)

A variety of smaller concept kits specifically targeting math, literacy, science, and music/movement are also available for checkout.


Campbell, P., Kennedy, A. A., & Milbourne, S. A. (2012). CARA’S Kit for Toddlers: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities. Brookes Publishing.

Campbell, P.H., & Milbourne, S. A. (2007). CARA’s Kit: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities (Consultant’s ed.). Warger, Eavy, and Associates.

McWilliam, R.A., & Casey, A.M. (2008). Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom. Brookes Publishing.

Brillante, P., & Nemeth, K. (2018). Universal Design for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom: Teaching Children of all Languages, Cultures, and Abilities, Birth to 8 years (1st ed.). Routledge Publishing.