We have developed and continue to develop the Live Move Grow curriculum based on leading research in children’s education. Below is a list of research references relevant to our curriculum.






Hamlin, M., & Wisneski, D. B. (2012). Supporting the Scientific Thinking and Inquiry of Toddlers and Preschoolers through Play. YC: Young Children, 67(3), 82-88.


Monsalvatge, L., Long, K., & DiBello, L. (2013). Turning Our World of Learning Inside Out!. Dimensions Of Early Childhood, 41(3), 23-30.





Brazelton, MD, T. Berry. (1992). Touchpoints: The Essential Reference. Reading, MA: Perseus Books. (ISBN 0-201-09380-4)


Buckman MD, R., Ezzo, G. (2004). On Becoming Preschoolwise: Optimizing Educational Outcomes. What Preschoolers Need to Learn. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc. (ISBN 13: 978-0-9714532-8-9).


Nielsen, Dianne. (1995). Teaching Young Children: A Guide for the Early Childhood Teacher. Torrance, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc. (ISBN 10: 0-86653-911-5).


Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor-in-Chief, Steven P., Hannemann, MD, FAAP, Associate Medical Editor, Robert E. (2004). The America Academy of Pediatrics; The Complete and Authoritative Guide; Caring for your Baby and Young Child, Birth to age 5, (4th Ed.). Bantam Books. (ISBN: 0-553-38290-X).  


"Young children learn best through direct sensory encounters and not through a formal academic process. Learning should be the outcome of hands-on experience, especially play."