Presentation on theme: "School Readiness & School Success. Learning Objectives n n explore their own feelings associated with school and their child's success in school. n n."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Objectives n n explore their own feelings associated with school and their child's success in school. n n understand the developmental stages associated with school readiness. n n learn strategies for interacting with their child with books. Participants will...
A child’s perspective Hannigan, I. (1998). Off to School: A parent's eye view of the Kindergarten Year. NAEYC:Washington, DC.
Questions n n What do you hope for your child as they enter school? " n n "What is your role in your child's education?"
Educational Goals n n By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn (1989 National Governor’s Council). n n North Carolina has defined school readiness as n n the condition of children as they enter school, based on five areas of development and learning: health and physical development, social and emotional development, approaches toward learning, language development and communication, and cognition and general knowledge; and n n the capacity of schools to educate all children who come to kindergarten, regardless of their condition. Kindergarten teachers, classrooms, and principals are important in determining schools readiness for children. http://www.smartstart- nc.org/overview/facts/nckinderexec.pdf
Paving the way for learning n n Trust (mistrust) n n Independence (shame or doubt) n n Initiative (guilt) n n Industry (inferiority)
Tools to use n n Books n n Common Sights n n Household environment
Evaluating Children's Books n n A winner and a loser? n n Who solves the problem? Are they always a strong white male? n n Are different colors of skin represented? Do the books have:
Evaluating Children's Books Is there gender equity such that girls get a positive message that they are important and successful AND boys get a message they are important and successful? Are there stereotypes (weak female, strong male, haggard old woman, pitiful disabled person)? Are there themes of violence? Is the violence talked about as if it were good? What else do you see?
Child characteristics... n n Confidence n n Curiosity n n Intentionality n n Self-Control n n Relatedness n n Capacity to Communicate n n Cooperation... to be prepared for school http://www.zerotothree.org/sch_read.html