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Here are a few resources from the United States Department of Education:
Dual Language Learners in the Early Years: Getting Ready to Succeed in School
This report examines the conditions of early childhood for dual language learners (DLLs) from a variety of angles and discusses the degree to which the nation is succeeding in preparing DLLs for kindergarten and first grade.
Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel
This report of the National Early Literacy Panel examines the implications of instructional practices used with children from birth through age five.
Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction
This guide is to help early childhood administrators, supervisors, and professional development staff provide teachers with the support and training needed to increase their knowledge base and refine current literacy practice.
Teaching Our Youngest: Guide for Preschool Teachers, Child Care and Family Providers
This guide discusses how to help children develop their language abilities, increase their knowledge, become familiar with books and other printed materials, learn letters and sounds, recognize numbers, and learn to count.
Helping Your Preschool Child
How well children will learn and develop and how well they will do in school depends on a number of things, including their health and physical well-being, social and emotional preparation, and language skills and general knowledge of the world. This booklet highlights techniques parents can use to encourage their children to develop the skills necessary for success in school and life by focusing on activities that make learning fun. En Español | More "Helping Your Child" publications
If You Think There's a Problem—Helping Your Child Become a Reader
When a child is having a language or reading problem, the reason might be simple to understand and deal with or it might be complicated and require expert help. En Español
Learning to Talk and Listen
An oral language resource for early childhood caregivers.
Words All Around
Language Building Tips for Center-Based and Home-Based Child Care Providers
Shining Stars: Toddlers Get Ready To Read: How Parents Can Help Their Toddlers Get Ready To Read
Shining Stars: Preschoolers Get Ready To Read: How Parents Can Help Their Preschoolers Get Ready To Read
Shining Stars: Kindergartners Learn To Read: How Parents Can Help Their Kindergartners Learn To Read
Shining Stars: First Graders Learn To Read: How Parents Can Help Their First Graders Learn To Read
Shining Stars: Second & Third Graders Learn To Read: How Parents Can Help Their Second & Third Graders learn to Read
These publications for parents describe strategies proven to work by the most rigorous scientific research available on the teaching of reading.
Tool Kit for Hispanic Families
How to help your child succeed in school and resources that can help.
Parent Power, Build the Bridge to Success
This guide has tools to help parents take responsibility for their child's success.
Typical Language Accomplishments for Children, Birth to Age 6—Helping Your Child Become a Reader
Learning to read is built on a foundation of language skills that children start to learn at birth—a process that is both complicated and amazing. Most children develop certain skills as they move through the early stages of learning language.
Here are a few resources from the National Research Council:
Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers
Research findings on how children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social and emotional behavior, as well as their literacy and cognitive development.
Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How
A look at how assessments that are well designed, effectively implemented, developed in the context of systematic planning, and interpreted and used appropriately can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children.
Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
Information about the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book can be viewed on-line for free at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12519#description
Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
A summary report that examines research findings to provide an integrated picture of how reading develops and the importance of high-quality preschool and kindergarten environments and their contribution to providing a critical foundation to facilitate children's acquisition of essential reading skills.
Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success
How children learn to read and how adults can help them.
The mission of Monterey United Methodist Church Preschool is to provide children with a nurturing learning environment that encourages social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development. The curriculum is age-appropriate, child centered, and focuses on the development of the whole child.
We provide a quality Monterey preschool education, in a nurturing Christian setting, for kids in these areas of California:
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If you are looking for a local Monterey preschool providing a strong faith based education, call 831-375-8285 or contact us online.