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1 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Barbara G. Minzenberg, Ph.D. Deputy Secretary Office of Child Development and Early Learning Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare

2 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Cross-Sector group of Stakeholders begin work on standards First step was to design “guiding principles” Pre-Kindergarten Standards adopted Infant/Toddler, Pre-Kindergarten (revision); Kindergarten; 1 st grade and 2 nd grade Standards adopted

3 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Alignment study conducted by Catherine Scott-Little and Sharon Lynn Kagan Learning Standards for Early Childhood revised and adopted (Infant/Toddler; Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten)

4 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Required use in state funded early childhood programs School-based Pre-kindergarten Private academic schools Basis for transition efforts between Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Certification of child care programs

5 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Early Intervention PQAS certified instructors Higher Education Curriculum and Assessment Family – friendly calendars, materials based on standards

6 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Launched in December 2009 Repository of free materials and resources for teachers, families and administrators Approximately 120,000 registered users to date

7 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Collaboration with Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Mathematics Standards for Pre-Kindergarten posted on the SAS Portal in 2010 Science and Social Studies Standards to be posted on the SAS Portal by June 2012 Social Emotional Standards (Student Interpersonal Skills) to be posted on the SAS Portal by June 2012 Environment and Ecology Standards currently in revision

8 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Pennsylvania adopts Common Core in July 2010 Pennsylvania drafts PA Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics – 2011 and 2012 which include Pre-Kindergarten standards Pennsylvania Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 Common Core Standards Draft presented to Pennsylvania Board of Education March 2012 and await approval

9 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Continued collaboration with Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Environment and Ecology, Physical Health and Wellness, Creative Arts and Approaches to Learning Standards to be refined and posted on the SAS Portal (anticipated ) Reprint of Learning Standards for Early Childhood booklets to include standards revisions, concepts and competencies and supportive practices

10 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | funding issues continue to be a challenge underlying philosophical differences present challenges relationship building takes time

11 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Tom Corbett, Governor | Ronald Tomalis, Secretary of Education | Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare | Barbara G. Minzenberg, Ph.D. Deputy Secretary Departments of Education and Public Welfare Office of Child Development and Early Learning 333 Market Street, 6th Fl Harrisburg, PA Phone: Fax:


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