Developmentally Appropriate Practice Briefs

We are pleased to present six briefs that provide research-based practical guidance to support effective early childhood practices that help young learners gain the foundational skills necessary to reach the Common Core Learning Standards. The New York State Education Department’s Office of Early Learning, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, and the New York State Head Start Collaboration Office teamed up to highlight key features of high quality early childhood teaching for children from Prekindergarten through 3rd grade: the period of time when children acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards learning that will impact their long-term success in school and beyond. These guidance briefs aim to support administrators and teachers in making decisions that will lead to higher quality early childhood classrooms with positive outcomes for children.  These briefs include material from interviews with school principals and teachers and have been vetted by the field. We encourage you to share them with your school board, Parent Teacher Organizations and others in the early childhood field.


 

Leadership 


Effective Leadership in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade: Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards learning opportunities  

 

 


Curricula

 

Comprehensive Curricula in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade: Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards 

 

 


Environments

 

Effective Environments in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade: Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards

  



Interactions


Responsive Interactions and Instruction in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade: Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards

 


Assessment


Effective Use of Appropriate Assessments in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade:  Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards 


 


Family Engagement


Engaging Families in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grad:  Building a Strong Foundation for the New York State Learning Standards