Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New York State PreKindergarten Learning Standards

The Board of Regents would like your feedback on the final draft of the New York State PreK Learning Standards, which will be presented for discussion and adoption at their January 2011 meeting. As someone invested in the education of young children, your informed opinion is important to the finalization of this project.

Recall an earlier post alerting readers to Governor Paterson's suggestion that universal Pre-K in NYS could be cut due to the budget deficit. Proactive negative reaction stopped such thoughts!Adopting effective learning standards is the next step to ensuring effective NYS education begins with Pre-K!

"The New York State PreKindergarten Learning Standards are arranged in five
developmental domains: Approaches to Learning; Physical Development and
Health; Social and Emotional Development; Communication, Language and Literacy;
and Cognition and Knowledge of the World. Each domain identifies clearly the
benchmarks that children should meet during their prekindergarten experience and
performance indicators that can be observed as children meet these

A survey is posted on the Universal PreK website, http://www.p12.nysed.gov/upk , for you to share your comments and recommendations. Any questions about the survey may be sent to emsceeri@mail.nysed.gov.

The deadline for your input is December 22, 2010."

Time is of the essence! Your input is valued! Thank you in advance for your time and your continued support of the young learners in New York State.

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