Pre-School and Kindergarten Standards in the Domains of Social-Emotional Development and Approaches to Play and Learning
The Department of Early Education and Care has scheduled three public hearings to receive comments and feedback regarding its adoption of Pre-School and Kindergarten Standards in the domains of Social-Emotional Development and Approaches to Play and Learning. The two meetings will be held on January 22 and January 23, 2015. If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP by January 16, 2015 to MaryLu Love at MaryLu.Love@umb.edu or call 617-287-5925. Copies of the draft Standards will be distributed at the meetings. Starting on January 13, 2015, Standards can be found online at http://learningstandards.wikispaces.com/PublicHearing. Written feedback can be submitted online using the survey at http://tinyurl.com/p55c3aa until January 30, 2015.
Pre-K Science, Technology and Engineering Standards
The Pre-K Science and Technology/Engineering Standards (STE) are based on the Next Generation Science Standards. The Pre-K (STE) standards for preschool children, ages 2 years and 9 months through 5 years old, are the highest quality early learning and development standards for young children that articulate multi-domain expectations for children’s growth and support continuity in early education from birth through kindergarten. At the same time, these early learning and development standards will provide a foundation for creating learning and growth opportunities for children across all communities and families and across both informal and formal environments.
A comprehensive view of the critical importance of developmentally appropriate experiences to children from birth. Designed for educators and program administrators in planning and evaluating curricula for infants and toddlers.
Also available: in print from the State Bookstore for $15.75 plus shipping (printed in black and white). Contact the bookstore for ordering information.
- For teachers and program administrators planning and evaluating a curriculum. The Guidelines are based on the standards for PreK-K (or PreK-Grades 1-4) in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Pre-Kindergarten to 12
The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Pre-Kindergarten to 12 has been revised to reflect new links to the Preschool Guidelines Learning Experiences. Crosswalks for English Language Arts and Literacy and Crosswalks for Mathematics are to be used with the Preschool Learning Experiences to support planning and evaluating curriculum.
- A guide for teachers as they plan and provide diverse learning opportunities that help their students develop a solid foundation for more advanced learning and for life. This resource provides content-specific guidelines for kindergarten-level implementation of the subject material that are aligned and kindergarten-level interpretations of selected learning standards from the relevant Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, and suggested activities to implement those standards at the kindergarten level.
- Presentations about child assessment for parents, educators and administrators. Also, a document for parents and providers interested in child assessment practices, resources and web links.
This document presents the Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Guidelines for Three-and Four-Year Olds.