ERIC Number: ED472537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Preschool.
Dodge, Diane Trister; Phinney, Joanna
This booklet offers parents guidance on how to partner with teachers to help their children acquire the skills, attitudes, and habits to do well in school and throughout life. The booklet begins with a description of how preschool children learn, and continues with a discussion of the goals of the preschool curriculum related to social-emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, and language development. The importance of children's social and emotional skills is explained. The booklet discusses the content of children's learning in preschool for the following areas: literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. The booklet emphasizes the ways preschool children learn through the organization of the classroom, the daily schedule, classroom activities, and from their outdoor play. A table delineates what children are learning in various play and other activities. Procedures for assessing children's progress in learning are also presented. The booklet concludes with suggestions for parents to help their children learn at home in the same areas as preschool classroom learning. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Learning Processes, Pamphlets, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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