In this episode, I take on the topic of quality curriculum for inclusive Pre-K programs. And for those who think it comes in a “box” or is delivered to your door…it’s not!
This episode is for you if…
- you’ve ever asked, “What is the best curriculum to be using with young children?”
- you’re currently in search of a curriculum, particularly for use in a blended pre-K program
- you’ve been wondering, beyond licensing stars and steps, “Is this program of high quality?”
- you’re a policy maker or a leader aiming to align early-childhood-recommended practices with other educational initiatives and requirements
Click here to download the transcript for Episode 30.
The FREE download (complete the form below) for Pre-K Teach & Play podcast episode 30 includes two handouts. First, a handout with the eight steps discussed for selecting and implementing a quality curriculum framework. Second, the Curriculum Framework Rating Rubric mentioned in the podcast.
References and Resources
Grisham-Brown, J., and Hemmeter, M.L. (2017) Blended practices for teaching young children in inclusive settings, second edition. Baltimore, MD. Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
Grisham-Brown, J. L. & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (2013). A Curriculum Framework for supporting young children served in blended programs. In V. Buysse & E. Peisner-Feinberg (Eds.), Handbook for Response to Intervention (RtI) in early childhood (pp. 223-235). Baltimore: Brookes.
Jackson, S., Pretti-Frontczak, K., Harjusola-Webb, S., Grisham-Brown, J., & Romani, J. M. (2009). Response to intervention: Implications for early childhood professionals. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 40, 424 – 434.
Preschool Curriculum Consumer Report [pdf]
Choosing a Preschool Curriculum [link]
Review of commercially available and otherwise packaged curricula [link]