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Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten

The Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten Program has been developed to provide introduction and early instruction to Search Institute’s Early Childhood Developmental Asset Framework for parents, caregivers, teachers and students. The 41 Developmental Assets are composed of positive experiences that young people need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible.  Lesson plans and books are in English and Spanish. Training for program volunteers is also available in both languages.

This program features reading early childhood literature to provide students with a set of skills and attitudes that promote a strong desire to learn. Caring adults such as teachers, parents, and caregivers, will be building preschoolers’ social, emotional, and cognitive skills during the reading, discussion and participation in the activities of the lessons.

The goals fo the program are:

  1. Engage parents/caregivers early in their child’s education experience to establish healthy patterns for life-long learning.
  2. Introduce and build Search’s Developmental Asset Framework to all adults and children.
  3. Increase the number of caring adults that preschoolers interact with at school to enable them to feel increased levels of support and value.
  4. Create a caring, positive school climate where all preschoolers belong and feel safe.
  5. Promote early literacy skills that will enrich a young child’s life with positive qualities and experiences that will increase academic success. These skills will be aligned with Common Core Standards and 21st Century learning.

To review the book lists for the program click on the links below:

For more information about the Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten program, contact us at (408) 351-6482 or info@projectcornerstone.org.

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