ERIC Number: ED484138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards.
Nevada State Department of Education
The No Child Left Behind legislation focuses on the need for accountability in supporting student achievement for all children. The standards movement in the U.S. has articulated key benchmarks for student achievement at each grade level K-12 in academic content areas. Through the "No Child Left Behind" legislation and the "Good Start, Grow Smart" initiative, programs supported through the Child Care and Development Fund and the Department of Education will be linked through the development of standards to be used in preschool programs supported and operated through the Nevada Department of Education as well as child care programs supported through the Child Care and Development Fund. The attached standards are a joint effort supported by the Nevada Department of Education's Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs, aligning with the Nevada K-12 Content Standards, as well as the State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources, Welfare Division, Child Care Assistance Department, and the Child Care and Development Fund. Both of these state agencies have been challenged by the "Good Start, Grow Smart" initiative to work together to develop standards to be used by all early childhood education programs in Nevada as a guide for child outcomes for preschool. Future federal funding will be contingent on the completion and implementation of the Pre-K Content Standards. The Nevada Pre-K standards describe appropriate outcomes for children at the end of their preschool experience and entering kindergarten. Therefore, when reading the standards, one should think in terms of the child?s final learning outcome before entering kindergarten. The standards are guidelines to be used with all children in any early education setting, such as childcare centers, family childcare homes, Head Start, preschools, and school district Pre-K programs.
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Academic Achievement, Physical Development, Communication Skills, School Readiness, Preschool Children
Nevada Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs, 700 East Fifth Street, Suite 113, Carson City, NV 89701-5096. Tel: 775-687-9171.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.