Pre-School and Kindergarten Standards in the Domains of Social-Emotional Development and Approaches to Play and Learning
The Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten in the Domains of Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Play and Learning bring attention to these critical areas of development and learning, and further support a learning continuum from birth through school age and give the early childhood field a framework for best practices to support the development of these important competencies. The Standards focus on the following areas: Self-Knowledge, Self-Management, Social Knowledge, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making, Initiative, Curiosity, Engagement/Persistence, Creativity, Cooperative Play and Learning, Problem Solving, Organizational Skills, and Memory.
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.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's revised draft Science Technology and Engineering Standards include EECs new approved Pre-K Science, Technology and Engineering Standards.
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.
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- 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.