Making a Difference
10 Essential Steps to Building a PreK-3 System
Foreword by Ruby Takanishi
Leadership | Leadership & Management
Drawing on their success in building a PreK–3 system in the Bremerton, WA school district and their work with schools across the USA, the authors provide education professionals with a field-tested, step-by-step road map that can be adapted for your own community and school district. Essential topics include:
- Identifying the needs of families and children
- Aligning resources, curriculum, instruction, and assessment
- Establishing key players
- Training staff
- Developing a plan for implementation
- Instituting professional learning communities
- Anticipating potential challenges
- Celebrating successes
This book shows head teachers and early childhood professionals, as well as county officials, Education Officers, Head Start programmes, and Title I directors, how to provide all children with access to high-quality educational experiences in and before Reception and link early childhood standards and goals to the Key Stages 1 and 2 systems.
“A great guide pointing in the right direction to start a program for early childhood education. With the high emphasis from the U.S. Department of Education and new monies available from the stimulus plan, this book will be a valuable resource for the changes we will be experiencing in education.”
“It’s time to build a bridge between all early childhood programs and the K-3 system to ensure continued success for all of our children. This is the ultimate how-to manual for administrators and teachers who wish to maintain and maximize the gains children make in preschool.”
"Early learning providers and school districts together can build a strong foundation and offer wonderful learning opportunities for each and every child. This book provides the tools to create enjoyable learning experiences from preschool and beyond."
Great resource for ideas to establish routines and procedures.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: Connecting Early Childhood and K-12 Programs