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1 1-1 Chapter 1: Introduction to the Resource Guide Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012)

2 1-2 Assumptions Wall On a large Post-it, record the one assumption that most influences the way you interact with English learners and their families. Place your Post-it on the Assumptions Wall. Read, and reflect on, the other posted assumptions.

3 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-3 Welcome & Introductions Trainers Participants: Do you work at a _________ program? -State preschool -Head Start -Special Education -Even Start -First 5 -Private -Other…

4 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-4 Preschool English Learners The development of language and literacy skills in a childs first language is important for the development of skills in a second language and, therefore, should be considered the first step in the range of expectations for children learning English as a second language. PLF, Vol.1, p. 104

5 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-5 Training Outcomes 1)Preschool teachers will recognize that preschool English learners bring an array of language skills, cognitive abilities, family resources, and life experiences that can serve as the foundation from which to begin their journey toward academic English mastery.

6 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-6 Training Outcomes 2)Preschool teachers, administrators, consultants, and others playing a supporting role in the education of preschool English learners will gain knowledge and strategies that will enhance their programs in moving children toward academic English mastery.

7 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-7 Training Outcomes 3)Participants will become familiar with the resources available on this topic through the California Department of Education: -Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF) -Preschool Curriculum Framework (PCF) -PEL Resource Guide and DVD -CPIN Web site: -Training materials

8 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-8 Learning Foundations What Children Know and Are Able to Do In beginning, middle, and later stages of English-language development; With appropriate support; and When attending a high-quality preschool program.

9 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-9 Curriculum Framework Strategies to Enrich Learning Opportunities Planning learning opportunities Routines, environments, and materials Building on childrens knowledge, skills, and interests Linguistically appropriate and culturally meaningful

10 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-10 Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning

11 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-11 Organization of the Guide Review the Key to the Resource Guide on page 7 to familiarize yourself with the icons found throughout the resource guide. Read the Ask Yourself questions on page 8 of the Resource Guide, noting that each chapter has such questions to prompt self-reflection. See the Additional References on page 8 of the resource guide, and note that several are free and downloadable.

12 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-12 Organization of the Guide (continued) Refer to the last three sections of the resource guide: -Appendixes -Glossary -References

13 ©2012 California Department of Education, Child Development Division with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (07/2012) 1-13 Core Beliefs and Principles Turn to the Core Beliefs section in the Resource Guide on page 3. Identify 2-3 principles from Appendix A on page 93 of the Resource Guide most closely related to your core beliefs.


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