Professional development, products, and services are available in the following areas:
- access to the general education curriculum
- coteaching in the early childhood classroom
- early literacy developmentearly literacy development
- informal assessment
- oral language development
- phonological awareness in English and Spanish
- using technology in the classroom, and
UPCOMING PREKINDERGARTEN WORKSHOPS
Promoting Oral Language in Prekindergarten
April 8, 2020 - Session will be rescheduled
Oral language development is the cornerstone to academic success. It allows children to express themselves, facilitates social emotional development, and is essential to emergent reading and writing development. Providing ways to help students increase their vocabulary in the classroom is paramount to fostering self esteem and providing the necessary foundation for success in learning to read and write. This session will equip teachers with strategies to develop vocabulary in their classroom, so come and join the fun in promoting oral language in your classroom!
Learning Environments in Prekindergarten: Preparing Students for Success!
Safe, responsive, and nurturing environments are important components of learning and development of prekindergarten students. Such environments also help to prevent or alleviate challenging behaviors and to implement effective interventions for young children, supporting and developing independence and social-emotional growth. Join us for a day of learning about cultivating a responsive, warm, and caring environment in an inclusive prekindergarten classroom. Enrollment fees and materials are covered with RECESS grant initiative 1 funds.
CIRCLE: Two-Day Preschool Early Language and Literacy Including Mathematics
April 22, 2020
Learning Content through Dramatic Play in Prekindergarten
In addition to social-emotional development, there are many academic benefits associated with dramatic play. Join us for a day of discovery and planning to maximize the use of the dramatic center in your classroom. In this training participants will learn how to plan dramatic play that reinforces content and language objectives. Session materials and fees are covered by grant funds. REGISTER
Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read
June 3, 2020
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