Put children on a path to success!The hard truth? Some kids are just more ready for kindergarten than others, dictated in part by their socioeconomic background and prior learning experiences. Even worse, unless we can provide the support these kids need early on, thereÆs a risk some may never catch up.ThatÆs where Kindergarten Readiness steps in. ItÆs a ready guidebook to help you equip our youngest students for formal schooling. Covering everything from involving parents to creating developmentally appropriate curriculum, this book will help you:áUnderstand the complexities of the transition to kindergartenImplement a successful program of instruction and assessment appropriate for children with various abilitiesAlign your lessons with Common Core kindergarten standardsAssess young childrenÆs skills and abilitiesTailor your program to enrich learning for all studentsFilled with authentic photos and tools for practice, this is one of the rare resources to combine the latest research with immediately useable ideas and professional development support. 'This book has the potential to change the way that early childhood teachers work with children.'ùNancy Marie Borie Betler, Instructional Support SpecialistCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC'There are few resources on how to adequately prepare children for kindergarten and none that approaches the topic with such a depth of knowledge and research.'ùDiana Parker, PreK TeacherRobert Frost Elementary School, Manteno, IL
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1. Conceptualizing Kindergarten Readiness: What Does It Mean to Be Ready for Kindergarten?
2. A New Framework for Kindergarten Readiness
3. What Do Young Children Need to Know and Be Able to Do to Be Ready for Kindergarten?
4. The Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
5. Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Learning Environment
6. Assessment of Young Children
7. Addressing the Needs of Struggling Children
8. Partnering With Families - The Family's Role in Kindergarten Readiness
9. The Transition to Kindergarten: Alignment and Transition