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The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head Start

I have often found it useful to think in metaphors. As I read Gillian Dowley. McNamee's latest book, The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head. Start Classrooms, I was reminded of a rose blossoming in time-lapse pho- tography. At its center is the question she poses to young children, one child at a time: “Do you ...



comprehensive family services to more than 1 million preschoolers, infants, and toddlers living in poverty each .... of early childhood education programs — including many high-performing Head Start grantees. (see box 1) ... tracks classroom quality data and supports individual educators in acting on the data. For example ...


Narrative Play and Emergent Literacy: Storytelling and Story-Acting

based on a teacher-researcher collaboration in a Head Start preschool classroom. The first author, Nicolopoulou, ... dence indicates that the storytelling and story-acting practice successfully engaged these low-income ... from the rest of the city and has high rates of unemployment, crime, and infant mortality. Drug use and ...


School success: Services that influence academic success

It is also important to document the impact of preschool programs on a child's future academic performance and the best practices for fostering school success and .... For example, children in Head Start and Title 1 preschool classrooms where teachers used more wh-questions (i.e., who, what, where, when, and why) rather ...



This section provides detail and requirements for a high-quality, center-based preschool program that will ... GSRP/Head Start Blend preschool programs must operate for at least the same length of day as the local ... the GSRP subrecipient. When the subrecipient delivering GSRP/Head Start Blend classrooms is other than ...


Head Start

ACS Head Start programs scored within one standard deviation of the national mean, indicating that in all three domains -- emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support. – ACS Head Start programs provide high quality environments for children. In May, the federal office returned for the ERSEA and ...


Storytelling Story Acting in a Kindergarten Classroom Dawn Marie

What happens when I use Storytelling Story Acting every day in my kindergarten class? 1. How does ... Last year I used STSA in a Head Start classroom and saw how excited and engaged preschoolers were when ..... dictated stories, photos, videotapes and transcripts as well as REACH Literacy Performance Task results.


2015 ECD Accomplishments

Office of Head Start. • Race to the Top – Early Learning. Challenge. • Preschool Development Grant. • Tribal Early Childhood. • Hurricane Sandy. Sign up for the ECD newsletter. Shannon Rudisill ... young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are ...


Peer-group culture and narrative development.

on a study conducted in a Head Start class made up of children from poor ... preschool children's peer interaction and its role in development has been ..... storytelling and story-acting is embedded in the ongoing context of the classroom miniculture and the children's everyday group life. Their story- telling is also voluntary, ...

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July 2015

Jul 10, 2015 ... necessity for many families, we need affordable, high-quality childcare more than ever. It's not a .... families of Head Start—that drives the revision of the Head Start Program Performance. Standards ..... The three-story facility will include 20 classrooms serving 300 students in Head Start preschool programs ...


Head Start Bulletin 2009 Issue 80 -- Mental Health

Head Start Bulletin. Mental Health. Issue No. 80. The Head Start Bulletin is available online at the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge. Center ( ECLKC) at .... sions. He asks them how they would feel in a similar situa tion and if it has ever happened to them. After the story, the teacher encourages the children to draw a ...


The Magic of Words: Teaching Vocabulary in the Early Childhood

Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, PreK–2. New ... through high school. e reason that this is relevant for those in early education on up is that 46 states and the District of Columbia have adopted these Common Core State Standards in ..... Start preschoolers are highly capable of learning and retaining.


Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

Millions more children are in Head Start programs and child care programs ... At the preschool and K–3 levels particularly, practices of concern include excessive lecturing to the whole group, fragmented teaching of discrete objectives, and insistence that ... high-pressure classroom, children are less likely to develop a love ...


Patterns of classroom quality in Head Start and center-based early

Joy Lesnick, Acting Commissioner .... high-quality preschool have implemented or are developing quality rating and improve ... Classroom quality group. A group of classrooms that display similar patterns of quality across. 13 measures (box 2). Head Start. Established in 1965 as one of President Lyndon B. Johnson's “war ...


ABCD Head Start & Children's Services

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) is Boston's anti-poverty Community Action Agency and home of 37 Head Start Centers, Boston's high- quality school readiness program for low-income children ages. 0-5 and their families. Founded in part by the War on. Poverty in 1965, Head Start is intended to ...


Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards 2014

added. ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT. The first four sections of Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards present information on ..... high quality preschool classroom. Childhood experiences can have .... District boards of education and boards of private provider and local Head Start agencies need to make professional ...


Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines Ages Three through Five

and Head Start Performance Standards and to promote ... to assist with learning activities for preschool children ages ..... the story?” or “How would we act out this story?” For example: Caps For Sale or A Snowy Day. * Play movement games that require children to show through movement their thoughts and feelings. For.


New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

and implementing high quality curriculum, creating meaningful and appropriate learning experiences for four-year-olds ... systemically aligned with New York State Common Core Learning standards, performance indicators for bilingual and preschool special education, Head Start outcomes, and the National. Association ...



Goal: Use teaching and classroom strategies to develop children's self-regulation /executive function skills to ... Where: Head Start classrooms, public preschools, classrooms with a majority of non-English speakers, .... and assistants, who receive the same curriculum training as teachers, often have only a high school.


What Story Circles Reveal about Preschool Children's Storytelling

with greater precision derives from my early experiences in Head Start and State Pre-K classrooms. In this respect, I am indebted to the children, parents, and teachers that I worked with in the classrooms of ... with researchers who model such high standards for inquiry, academic integrity, and thoughtful consideration of ...