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The Core Knowledge preschool program provides the tools that Head Start agencies and teachers need to create a successful experience for children, and to satisfy all federally mandated requirements related to the educational component of their program.
The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and Teacher Handbook can provide your Head Start program with:
A structured, sequenced curriculum that addresses the needs of at-risk preschoolers in all areas of development: social and emotional skills, work habits, oral language and early literacy skills, motor coordination skills, and general knowledge (math, science, art, and music).
Goals and objectives very closely aligned to the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. The Core Knowledge Foundation will be happy to provide a single copy of this correlation to any Head Start agency that purchases a copy of the Preschool Sequence. Please direct your request to the Preschool Department.
An assessment and reporting system, the Core Knowledge Preschool Assessment Tool (CK-PAT), that is fully integrated with the curriculum. This tool enables teachers to individualize and optimize instruction for all children. The software management program generates progress reports for individual students, classrooms, and the agency as a whole, satisfying all Head Start assessment and reporting requirements.
Comprehensive professional development and support services for staff to ensure effective use of the program.
Ideas for encouraging parent involvement including guidelines for monthly parent meetings, home lending libraries, and home literacy programs during the summer. Contact the Preschool Department for more information.
Coming from the Baltimore City Public School System, I was very pleased to find the Head Start Program using Core Knowledge. It has given me a foundation, a set of clear goals, and a great assessment tool upon which I can depend. I enjoy using Core Knowledge because I can see the children learning new skills, and feel myself becoming a better teacher.
—Keiska Brown, preschool teacher