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Mrs. Leyendecker from Bullhead City AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

CDA Student Teacher Library

Help me give my students access to developmentally appropriate materials to use during their lesson planning in preparation to earn their National Child Development Associate before graduation!

  • $5,878 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers working with young children. It includes instruction in child development, child health, nutrition, and safety, as well as, the planning and facilitation of developmentally appropriate play and learning activities. Child guidance, family relationships, and parenting are also addressed. In addition to technical skills, students completing our program will also develop advanced critical thinking, applied academics, career development, and employability and life skills.

At least 75% of my students' time is actually spent observing and working with children ages birth to 5 in our licensed child care center under the direct supervision of professional staff.

Students are required to plan and facilitate activities to help young children learn and develop, prepare nutritious snacks and meals, actively participate in all indoor/outdoor activities, demonstrate effective classroom management skills and positive guidance techniques and assist with the maintenance and sanitation of the classroom.

Upon completion of this 2 year program, advanced students also may be eligible to receive their National Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition!

My Project

Developing a “Student-Teacher Library” to provide students with access to a variety of developmentally appropriate materials to strengthen their capacity for selecting materials to enhance learning and promote the development of our Tiny T-Birds. As well as, prepare them for their verification visit to earn the national Child Development Associate credential.

Such materials include a wide variety of manipulatives, puzzles, board books, paperback library, story telling props, musical instruments, sensory items, language and literacy game sets, complete sets of math skill boxes and STEAM sets.

In addition, students will have access to enhanced technology (ipad keyboard and colored picture printer) to help them document children's learning and evidence of their teaching which is an important component in the development of their Professional Portfolio required by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Last school year, we had 7 students successfully earn their National Child Development Associate prior to graduation! By making program enhancements like this possible, I’m confident that this number will continue to increase this year!

Mrs. Leyendecker
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 64 Photo Value Pack • Staples Advantage $43.99 6 $263.94
RE480X - Board Book Theme Libraries - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $195.00 1 $195.00
Classic Board Books (Set of 27) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $167.41 1 $167.41
Liquid Tile Mats (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $150.41 1 $150.41
Infant Library Manipulative Jars (Set Of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $148.71 1 $148.71
HP ENVY Photo 6255 All in One Photo Printer with Wireless and Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (K7G18A) • Staples Advantage $129.99 1 $129.99
Deluxe Wooden Railway Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $110.46 1 $110.46
Logitech Slim Folio with integrated Bluetooth keyboard for iPad 9.7 inch (2017), Black • Staples Advantage $99.99 1 $99.99
Sensory Mat 54" x 72" - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 2 $93.42
Manipulative Jars Complete Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $89.21 1 $89.21
Waffle Blockstm Steam Train • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
TR670X - Building Fine Motor Skills Games • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Soft Dinosaur Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.96 1 $67.96
Sensory Mat 45" x 58" - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 2 $67.92
RA449 - Math & Science Board Book Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.50 1 $64.50
Eric Carle Board Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $63.71 1 $63.71
GG366 - Building Language Discovery Boxes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
EE600X - Feed-The-Animals Fine Motor Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Toddler Sorting Color Jars • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Worldwide Animal Set (Set of 21) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Tegu Tints Magnetic Wooden Blocks (24 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.25 1 $55.25
On the Farm Threading Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 2 $54.32
Magicube Free Building Set (27 Magnetic Blocks) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Twisty Dropperstm (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 4 $50.84
Animals of the Sea (Set of 11) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Lap Size Board Books Set A - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Rubbabloxtm Just Triangles - Set of 32 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Animals On the Farm Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 1 $40.76
Lap Size Board Books Set B - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 1 $40.76
FF186 - Early Math Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Large Soft and Squeezable Farm Animals (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Animal Board Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.06 1 $39.06
Barnyard Activity Boxes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
EE354 - Wacky Water Droppers - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 3 $35.97
RE486 - Things That Go Board Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.50 1 $35.50
RE485 - Ocean Animals Board Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.50 1 $34.50
Tegu Magnetic Shape Train • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.99 1 $33.99
Natural and Color Maple Blocks (Set of 100) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Totter Tower • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Pop 'Em Shapes (Set of 24) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Nuts, Bolts and Pattern Cards Class Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Size and Sequence Farm Puzzles (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Number Popstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
RE482 - On the Farm Board Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.50 1 $33.50
RE484 - Colors & Shapes Board Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.50 1 $31.50
Living Creatures Board Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Play, Learn, and Explore Games (2 Games) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Dinosaurs (Set of 11) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
HH578 - Soft & Safe Pots & Pans • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Jumbo Dinosaurs (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Color Sorting and Matching Ducks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Straws and Connectors 400 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Caterpillar Stacking • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Waffle Blockstm Fire & Rescue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.86 1 $28.86
Donald Crews Board Books - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.86 1 $28.86
Super Pegs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Jungle Animals • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
SpinAgain Stacking Toy • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Eco Friendly Creative Peg Board • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Wild Animals - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Crinkle Matching Owls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Vehicle Match-Ups (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Wiggly Giggler Rattles (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Fantasy Castle Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Easy-Grip Paint Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 2 $25.42
Stackers N' Nesters(r) (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Things That Go Board Books (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Tobbles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Learn to Count • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Brain Builder Peg Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Multi-Sensory Soft Sorter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Gator Grabber Tweezerstm (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 2 $22.02
Tegu Magnetic Floating Stacker • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Kiddy Connects with Extenders • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Nursery Rhymes Song Mitts • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Quercetti Laby Balancing Ball Track • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Hexacustm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
PP477 - Feel & Match Sensory Fish • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DS240 - Baby Doll Blankets & Bottles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Smartmax(r) My First Safari Animals Set (18 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Alpha Pops • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Soft City Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Sensory Puzzle Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Shape Board • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Soft Foam Brick Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Rainbow Rocket STEM Building Block Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.99 1 $16.99
Beginner Pattern Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Snappy Sticks (Set of 32) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Snap 'N Learn Color Caterpillars • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Mighty Monkey(r) Pegs and Pegboard Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Farm Animal Lacing Boards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Wooden Crocodile Number Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Count 'Em Up Popcorn • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Beehive Lacing • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Numbers 1-10 (Set of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Emotiblocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Nesting Gummiestm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Wooden Nuts and Bolts • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Polar Animals Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Farm Counters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
1 to 5 Ring Counter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Counting Elephants • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Stack and Count Layer Cake • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Smart Snacks(r) Counting Cookiestm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Community Workers Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Farm Friends Pop Blocs (10 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Magica Clutching Baby Toy • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.59 1 $13.59
Mix and Stack Farm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Teddy Mix & Match Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Smart Shapestm and Stacking Pegs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Build an Inchworm (12 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
MiniSpinny Infant Spinning Gears • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Zoo Babies (Set of 11) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Five Speckled Frogs Song Mitt • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Five Little Monkeys Song Mitt • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Five Little Ducks Song Mitt • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

Materials cost

$4,570.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$326.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$68.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,995.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$881.56

Total project goal

$5,877.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,877.06

1 Donor

-$4,995.50

Donations toward project cost

-$4,995.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$881.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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