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ERIC Number: ED505161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Preschool Curriculum: What's In It for Children and Teachers
Albert Shanker Institute
This report examines the importance and efficacy of oral language, literacy, mathematics, and science preschool curricula and how these curricula can be improved through alignment with research on early childhood development and learning. Detailed, research-driven recommendations are presented for what preschool-aged children should be learning in each of these four content areas. The report provides guidance on developmentally appropriate accomplishments for pre-k children, effective instructional practices, components of a strong curriculum, and working with English language learners. The report is intended to offer useful guidance to practitioners and policymakers as they strive to improve preschool quality, generally, and the quality of the preschool experiences offered to poor children, in particular. (Contains 69 notes and lists of suggested readings and useful websites.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albert Shanker Institute