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Preschool Resources

Preschool Resources

This is an eclectic—and still evolving—collection of things we’ve developed as well as good articles and other resources we’ve found out in the universe.
We’ll continuously be adding to this section and welcome your suggestions and feedback.

 

ALIGNMENTS

 

Indiana Foundations for Young Children with HighScope's Preschool Key Developmental Indicators (KDIs)

Indiana Early Learning Development Framework with HighScope's COR Advantage

COR Advantage to Key Developmental Indicators (KDIs)

Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework (ELOF) with HighScope's Key Developmental Indicators (KDIs)

Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework (ELOF) with HighScope's COR Advantage

Preschool CLassroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) with HighScope's Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA)

 

ADULT-CHILD INTERACTIONS

 

 

Open-ended questions: 

Conversation starters - Preschool

Open-ended questions - Preschool

 

Sentence starters for the creative arts

 

Praise / Encouragement:

"5 Reasons to Stop Saying 'Good Job'" - article by Alfie Kohn

Encouragements - Preschool

CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

 

What could make less sense than expelling a preschooler? - article by Walter Gilliam

Problem solving statements

Testing the limits statements

 

DAILY ROUTINE

 

Greeting time: 

"Calendar Time for Young Children:  Good Intentions Gone Awry" - article from NAEYC

EARLY LITERACY

 

Vocabulary:

Words for each area of the room

"The Word Gap:  The Early Years Make the Difference" - article by Laura Colker, NAEYC

Book reading:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Book List for 2018

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Book List for 2019

EYC Literacy Connection - teaching strategies for books from the Imagination Library

 

FAMILIES

 

Resource guide (St. Joseph County, IN):

Family Resource Guide from the Early Childhood Coalition - English (2016)

Family Resource Guide from the Early Childhood Coalition - Spanish (2016)

INVESTMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Invest in early childhood development:  Reduce deficits, strengthen Indiana's economy

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

 

Kindergarten Readiness- English - from IN Dept. of Education

Kindergarten Readiness- Spanish - from IN Dept. of Education

Kindergarten Literacy Readiness- English - from IN Dept. of Education

Kindergarten Literacy Readiness- Spanish - from IN Dept. of Education

Kindergarten Mathematics Readiness- English - from IN Dept. of Education

Kindergarten Mathematics Readiness- Spanish - from IN Dept. of Education

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

 

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PLAY

"Wisdom of Play" - booklet from Community Playthings