Pre K Update

December 2020

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Merry Christmas !!!

We are down to the last few days before the Christmas break and I know many of you thought we wouldn't make it this far! What a wild and crazy semester it has been. We at the ESC have been thinking of all of you and praying for your health and stamina ...both physical and mental. What an outstanding job each of you has done this semester keeping our smallest students educated. I hope each of you enjoys some time off and that you can rest and recharge for January!

Texas Home Learning Pre K Reveal - December 15

Bringing Quality At-Home Learning to Texas Students

The Texas Home Learning Model supports quality at-home learning for students by providing daily and weekly learning plans in all grades that can be started immediately in a student’s home environment.


https://texashomelearning.org/


Prekindergarten Materials Overview and Release: Part 2: Prekindergarten Learning Solution for Texas
December 15 at 1:00 p.m.

PRE K Curriculum Fair 2021 Adoption - February 11, 2021

Mark your calendars for the upcoming PreK Curriculum Adoption Fair!

We will hold the event here at the ESC on Thursday, February 11, 2021

You may register at the following link:

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=757939

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Feb. 24., 2021 Visual Strategies Using Sign Language in the Prekindergarten Classroom With a Focus on Inclusion and ECSE

Come and learn how some simple sign language can facilitate the learning process in the prekindergarten environment.

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=708156

Interesting article from NAEYC on the impact of the pandemic on ECE Higher Ed programs

CLI Engage Resources

The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) is a leader in the development of research-based tools to improve early education quality. In 2014, CLI partnered with state agencies to build a platform that could deliver these tools to a greater number of programs. This platform, CLI Engage, now houses free resources for educators and families of children ages 0-6.https://cliengage.org/public/

SAVE THE DATE - July 14-16, 2021

Academy for Teachers of Yong Children will be held in San Angelo this year July 14-16

Still needing hours to satisfy your required 15 ???

Check out these links .....

CLI Engage Online Learning & PD https://cliengage.org/public/tools/online-learning/

Texas Pre K Guidelines Training https://cliengage.org/public/tools/online-learning/prek-guidelines/

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Reminder - ESC closing

ESC offices will close at 2:00pm on Friday, December 18th and reopen Monday, January 4th at 8am.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL - 2021 WILL BE OUR BEST YET !!

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