Slide 1: Fostering Children's Thinking Skills
This in-service describes ways teachers can support children in using thinking strategies to gain deeper understandings and acquire new knowledge.
Slide 2: Front Porch Series: Building Executive Function Skills in Children and Adults
Research about early childhood adverse experiences and early brain development have highlighted the importance of promoting key executive functioning skills—such as memory and attention—to improve children's outcomes.
Slide 3: School Readiness Goals for Preschool Children in Head Start Programs
Examples from the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
Slide 4: Framework for Effective Practice
Supporting School Readiness for All Children
Slide 5: Transition to Kindergarten
Smooth transitions from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten are a result of connections between schools and families, and between pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers and classrooms.
Slide 6: Practice-based Coaching
Coaching is a professional development strategy that aims to ensure quality teaching and learning practices are implemented with accuracy and result in positive outcomes for children and families.