Terms of Use

The University of Michigan (“MICHIGAN”), by and through its School of Education, has developed a proprietary and copyrighted educational curriculum and associated website and other materials (collectively, “Great First Eight Curriculum” or “Materials”). MICHIGAN is willing to license the Great First Eight Curriculum to you as an individual or the legal entity who will be exercising the rights licensed herein (referred to herein as “You” or “Your”) on the terms and conditions set forth in this License (“License” or “Agreement”). By your use of the Great First Eight Curriculum, which is currently accessible from greatfirsteight.org, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use and agree that you are responsible for the agreement with any applicable local laws. If you disagree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by copyright and trademark law.

Limited License

MICHIGAN hereby grants to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license right to use the Great First Eight Curriculum solely for non-commercial, educational purposes, without the right to sublicense such right.  For clarity, in your use of the materials you may:

  • Download and print student-facing materials (e.g., handwriting paper) for classroom use, but you must do so anew each year.
  • Print Wonder Books for individual classroom use. You are not required to reprint Wonder Books unless updates have been published. You agree to review Wonder Books for such updates at least once every two years.
  • Download copies of teacher-facing materials in portable document format (PDF) for the purpose of annotating them. However, you must re-download each year, as we expect to revise Materials each year based on feedback and new research studies. You may download family-facing materials (e.g., letters to families) for individual classroom use, but again must do so anew each year.

But you may not: 

  • Make derivative works (as defined by U.S. Copyright law) or otherwise modify the Materials.
  • Copy or otherwise reproduce the Materials, either in whole or in part.
  • Distribute, disseminate, transfer, “mirror” to another server, or otherwise make available the Materials, in whole or in part.
  • Use the Materials for any commercial purpose or for any public display.
  • Attempt to reverse engineer any software contained on the website or in the Materials or to access source code.
  • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the Materials.
  • Exercise any of MICHIGAN’s copyright rights in the Materials, other than expressly licensed herein, without prior written approval from MICHIGAN.


The website Administrator may terminate Your License rights and Your user account for any reason at any time, including responsive to any violation of any provision of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, Your viewing rights will also be terminated and You must destroy any downloaded materials in Your possession whether they are in printed or electronic format. Upon written request from MICHIGAN, You agree to certify such destruction.

Use of Contents

All available content on the Great First Eight Curriculum website is unique and registered with us; therefore, the use of our logos, shapes, or any content is prohibited for all publishers.


All the information contained in the Materials is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. The Great First Eight website does not make any guarantees about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information that you find on this site (https:www.greatfirsteight.org) and the entirety of any associated websites is strictly at your own risk.

Great First Eight will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website. From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites.

Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link that may have gone ‘bad.’ Please also be aware that, when you leave our website, other sites may have different Privacy Policies and Terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their Terms of Service.

The Regents of the University of Michigan cannot be held responsible for damage, mishap, or injury incurred during the use of or because of activities in this curriculum. Appropriate and reasonable caution and adult supervision of children involved in activities and corresponding to the age and capability of each child involved are recommended at all times.  Do not leave children unattended at any time.  Observe safety and caution at all times.

For convenience, on the website and in curriculum materials, we may make reference to, link to, and/or refer you to materials that can be used with our curriculum (for example, paint, blocks) (“Accessories”).  We are not the seller of the Accessories, and we are not responsible for Accessories.  We have not necessarily used that specific Accessory, and some may not be suitable for use with all types of students.  None of Great First Eight, University of Michigan, or persons associated with them provides any warranties, explicit or implied, with regard to any Accessory, and specifically disclaim any liability therefor.  This includes but is not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or that the use of the materials will not infringe any patent or other proprietary rights.  Each user and recipient of an Accessory is solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or distributing any Accessory, and should supervise any student’s use of any Accessory.  This includes determining whether small parts might be suitable or not for use with the student, including small children.  MICHIGAN, including its Regents, employees and agents, shall not be liable to the you or to any other party for any loss, claim, or demand made by you or any other party, nor any loss, claim, demand, or judgment against you or anyone else by any other party, due to or arising from the use of any Accessory.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the Great First Eight Curriculum website are being constantly reviewed and revised. Admin may change the materials contained on the website at any time without notice.

Terms of Use Modifications

MICHIGAN may revise these Terms of Use for the Great First Eight Curriculum website at any time with or without notice. By using this website, You are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms of Use. You should visit this page regularly to remain informed of the most current Terms and Conditions.

Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for the Great First Eight Curriculum website, which is accessible from the URL https://greatfirsteight.org.

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