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1 Transitional Kindergarten Monthly Call August 21, p.m. Presenters: Vickie Ramos, Janice Battaglia, and Elia Garcia

2 Agenda For Questions Please 2 Welcome Transitional Kindergarten Presentation: “An Overview of TKCalifornia”, Vickie Ramos, Deputy Field Director, Preschool California, Janice Battaglia, Manager, Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Ed Lead, and Elia Garcia, Transitional Kindergarten Program Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education Q&A- Please all questions to Araceli Sandoval-Gonzalez: Close- Ernesto Saldaña, State Field Director, Preschool California Next Call and Webinar: September 18 Th, 3pm

3 Vickie Ramos, Deputy Field Director Preschool California An Overview 3

4 Agenda  Development Process Guided by an advisory committee & other experts Key website objectives Audience & focus areas  Review of Website TK experience Teaching Tools TK Roadmap Resource Library 4 For Questions Please

5 Development Process  TK Advisory Committees & Other Experts 20 experts from across the state (school districts, county offices of education, researchers and state- level decision makers). Expertise in: language and literacy development; early math; social emotional development and executive function; and culturally responsive education and dual language acquisition. 5 For Questions Please

6 Key Website Objectives Focus on resources on key audience and build from there Offer key, updated and high quality information Develop material based on Agreements and Guiding Principles for Content Development Launch the website in time for fall implementation 6 For Questions Please

7 Audience  Teachers Offer vetted and prioritized background information to support instruction Tools and resources by subject area to use in the classroom (i.e., lesson plans and videos)  Administrators Guided steps to getting a program up and running High quality program design Outreach and engagement 7 For Questions Please

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9 TKCalifornia 9 For Questions Please

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18 Thank You! Vickie Ramos Deputy Field Director Preschool California 18

19 The Importance of Teaching Social Emotional Skills in Transitional Kindergarten Janice Battaglia, Manager Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Education Region 5 Lead Early Learning Services Department Adapted from CA Teaching Pyramid, CPIN Social Emotional Foundations and Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

20 Did you know? Prekindergarten students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of their older peers in the K-12 grades. (Gillian 2005) For Questions Please

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22 Preschool Learning Foundations Central Assumption “School readiness consists of social-emotional competencies as well as cognitive and motivational ones.” Source: California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume I, CDE Press, 2008, pg 1. For Questions Please

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24 The Importance of the Early Years This developing brain architecture is rooted in the context of experience and is the foundation for cognitive, social and emotional development. Brain development is dependent on experience. Brain development is rapid in the early years and continuous throughout adulthood. –Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School Neurons to Neighborhoods 24 For Questions Please

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26 Strategies for Preventing Challenging Behaviors Building Positive Relationships Effective Classroom Environments Predictable Daily Schedule Expectations, Rituals, and Routines “Preventing Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Effective Practices” by P. Alter & M. Conroy, Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior 26 For Questions Please

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29 A Few Ways Adults Can Help Teach Children to Self-Regulate Tell children what they can do rather than what they can’t do. Help children use words to regulate their actions and thinking. Model self-control and consideration for others. Balance active and quiet periods, individual and group activities. Break up complex behaviors into smaller parts (task analysis). 29 For Questions Please

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31 Teaching Pyramid High Quality Supportive Environments Nurturing and Responsive Relationships Intensive Individualized Interventions Children at-risk Children with persistent challenges High quality Early Education (80%) Targeted Social Skills Curricula (18-15%) Positive Behavior Support (2-5%) Effective Work Force All children 31 For Questions Please

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33 What Do Children Do When They Don’t Develop These Skills? When children do not have healthy social and emotional skills, they often exhibit challenging behaviors We must focus on TEACHING the skills! 33 For Questions Please

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35 35 For Questions Please For More Information on CLASS:

36 Alignment Volume 1 California Content Standards: History- Social Science, Health Education and embedded in Common Core Standards DRDP-SR 36 For Questions Please

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38 Resources on Websites and Trainings California Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning California Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning – – California Preschool Instructional Network- Center on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Center on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) Inclusion Collaborative TK California-Teaching Strategies tools/social-emotional/teaching-strategies/#socialemotionalstrategieshttp://www.tkcalifornia.org/teaching- tools/social-emotional/teaching-strategies/#socialemotionalstrategies

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