ERIC Number: ED480653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Because children entering kindergarten come with a variety of preschool and home experiences, and accordingly, with varying levels of school readiness, the Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards have been developed to provide a more consistent definition of school readiness. The goal for the Standards is to provide early childhood educators with a framework to use in planning quality curriculum by identifying the skills (indicators) needed to maximize the potential for school success and promote a smooth transition to kindergarten. The readiness standards and indicators cover eight domains/content areas as follows: (1) Language (listening and understanding, and speaking and communicating); (2) Literacy (phonological awareness, book knowledge and appreciation, print awareness and concepts, early writing, and alphabet knowledge; (3) Social Emotional Development (self-concept, self-control, prosocial behavior, and knowledge of families and community; (4) Approaches to Learning (representation and symbolic thinking, initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence, and reasoning and problem and solving); (5) Mathematics (numbers and operations, geometry and spatial issues, and patterns and measurement; (6) Science (scientific methods, scientific skills, and scientific knowledge); (7) Physical Health and Development (gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and health practices); and (8) Creative Arts (music and movement, art, and dramatic play). (Includes letters of endorsement.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Development, Fine Arts, Interpersonal Competence, Language Skills, Music Appreciation, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Physical Development, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Science Process Skills, State Standards
Wyoming State Department of Education, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050. Tel: 307-777-7675; Fax: 307-777-6234; Web site: http://www.k12wy.us. For full text: http://www.k12.wy.us/specialprograms/docs/early_childhood_standards.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming