All resources in Washington Early Learning

Teaching Strategies Family Resources: Ready Rosie

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Teaching Strategies is also developing free resources through Ready Rosie™ that will include interviews with experts on how families can stay healthy and safe, how to support children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic, and some fun activities families can do at home that support learning and overall well-being.  More information on these resources will be shared with you this week.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Amber havens

WaKIDS Family Tools and Choice Boards

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Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction created WaKIDS resources to support kindergarten families and teachers with remote learning including the Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet, Choice Boards, and Discussion Prompts, Look Fors, and Observational Activities.  Kindergarten children are not yet able to manage their learning independently, so it will be important to establish goals together with the key adults who will help them engage in remote learning. The Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet is intended be co-created with the child, their parent/guardian and teacher during meeting times.  The other resources assist families and teachers to identify learning activities that offer opportunities for observation and assessment of skills, knowledge, and behavior.

Material Type: Assessment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Gretchen Stahr Breunig

WaKIDS Family Activities for Home

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We would like to remind you of the Resources Library located within the Family area of the online platform, GOLD®. If you have added your student's family members and their emails to the online platform (if not see instructions below), you will be able to directly email families those activities that are based on the areas of development for your students. These activities are intended to be shared and are therefore, family friendly. Take some time to explore the Family area in GOLD® and consider using these lessons as a way to support your remote learning plan.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Amber havens

Self Assessment Tools

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In this folder, Washington State DCYF and OSPI share tools created by other state education educations to support cross-sector teams in identifying barriers and prioritizing goals for effective early learning transitions. Attributions vary among these sections, and while we seek permission, please attribute copyright to the author.

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Barbara Soots, Gretchen Stahr Breunig

Supporting Transitions: Resources for Building Collaboration

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The Office of Head Start contracted to create the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center as a repository to support all Head Start Program Guidelines. In this section, four briefs support Head Start programs and other early learning partners, including school districts, to create smooth transitions for children and families. Each brief focuses on a level of the transition: children and families, early educators (teachers, family child care owners, assistant teachers or paraeducators), early childhood education partners (school districts, state preschool, centers, and homes), or programs/ policies/ practices (alignment, tools).

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Administration of Children & Families, National Center on, Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Early Learning Transition Resources

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OSPI and DCYF collaborated to compile resources useful to the Preschool Development Grant Transitions initiatives including:100 Schools Reach Initiative: local community early learning- elementary school partnerships pursuing Wildly Important Goals in strengthened transitions for children birth through kindergarten.Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Partners in Transition: Scaffolding for districts to implement all five pillars of TK in collaboration with community-based early learning programs to support an array of options for four-year-olds to best meet individual needs.PreK to 3rd Grade Outdoor Learning and Since Time Immemorial: Early learning collaboration to support high-quality outdoor environmental and tribal cultural learning.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Case Study

Authors: Gretchen Stahr Breunig, Allison Beason, Karma Hugo