Blueprint for Early Learning does just what its name says – it provides teachers with a detailed set of plans for delivering engaging and purposeful instruction that will ensure children are ready for kindergarten.



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Early Literacy

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Excellent Instruction
Engaging & Purposeful

Packed with authentic experiences, and engaging purposeful play, this curriculum will help teachers create a high-interest, literate, and vibrant classroom community.

Building Teacher Capacity

As a professional development organization we develop & enhance teacher’s knowledge of best practices and we infused our expertise throughout Blueprint. We understand what it takes to create lessons that promote high-quality instruction.

Lifelong Learners
Lifelong Learners

The gains made in preschool are fundamental to a child’s development and academic success. To make those necessary gains, children must first and foremost develop a positive attitude towards learning. Our curriculum is designed to spark children’s love of learning.

Blueprint provides a detailed set of plans for Pre-K teachers to deliver excellent, purposeful, and intellectually rich instruction.

In Blueprint, early learning skills, concepts and behaviors are taught in the context of 10 related monthly themes.


The curriculum themes are intentionally structured and sequential. Blueprint includes over 1200 model lessons and activities, which are aligned to a carefully sequenced learning domain objectives. These objectives progressively build from less to more complex with the goal of supporting children as they move through their individual developmental trajectory of learning.

Blueprint Builds Capacity in Teachers

As a professional development organization, we develop and enhance teacher’s knowledge of best practices and we infused our expertise and knowledge throughout the curriculum. We understand how to create lessons that promote high quality instruction such as:

  • Professional Development Organizationhow to structure a lesson
  • how to balance teacher and children’s contributions
  • how to engage children
  • how to express ideas in child-friendly language
  • how to make learning accessible to children with all skill levels, background knowledge and language abilities

That’s why Blueprint is built with varying levels of teacher support in each of our lessons. The objectives and general teacher moves for the veteran, the scripted teacher language and related activities for the new teacher. By strengthening their knowledge, and supporting their implementation of key practices, Blueprint serves as a professional development resource that will benefit teachers’ continued growth.

Blueprint helps teachers create experiences for their children.

Blueprint Includes

  • 10 Units

    Each theme box contains, a unit guide with 140 lesson plans, and 9 picture books related to the unit.

  • Big Books

    Select books will also be provided as BIG books, that are perfect for interactive shared reading activities. These can be used to model the use of concepts of print as well as the demonstration of the reading strategies.

  • Songs, Rhymes & Chants Big Book

    Songs, rhymes and chants that children will enjoy, displayed in a large font that children can see and the teacher can reference while singing and chanting rhymes.

  • Letter & Numeral Formation Cards

    Used to help teach children to write their letters and numbers.

Written by
Children's Literacy Initiative,
the experts in early literacy .

  • Winner of i3 Validation Grant

    The value of CLI classrooms was confirmed by our receipt of a $21.7 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) in 2010.

  • Winner of the i3 Scale-Up Grant

    As the highest rated applicant, we're able to use our proven methods to improve teacher effectiveness and get more students reading proficiently nation-wide.

  • Methodology in What Works Clearinghouse

    The Dept. of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse gave top ratings to Children’s Literacy Initiative’s program for improving instructional standards.

  • Library of Congress Award

    CLI was awarded the top honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program for outstanding and measurable contributions to increasing literacy levels, and for demonstrating exceptional commitment to advancing literacy.

Children's Literacy Initiative