PLAEA Preschool Teacher Toolbox

Early Childhood Standards




Below are direct links to standards for early childhood programs in the state of Iowa.  In order to be a considered a Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program in the state of Iowa, preschool programs must adhere to at least one of the following set of quality preschool program standards: NAEYC/Shared Visions, Head Start Performance Standards or Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (IQPPS).

Iowa Early Learning Standards

Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards

Shared Visions

NAEYC

Head Start Performance Standards

Literacy




Together, the PLAEA Early Childhood and Literacy Teams have created an evidenced based, literacy scope and sequence “bank” for 4 & 5-year-olds.  Preschool programs can use this tool to discover the stages in which literacy naturally occurs at those ages. The PLAEA Emergent Literacy Resources for Preschool Programs “bank,” helps support teachers in using what is readily available in the Creative Curriculum, and evidence based strategies. 

PLAEA Emergent Literacy Resources for Preschool Programs – 4/5 Year Olds

Math




Together, the PLAEA Early Childhood and Math Team have created an evidenced based, math scope and sequence “bank” for 4 & 5-year-olds.  Preschool programs can use this tool to discover the stages in which mathematical practices naturally occur at those ages.  The PLAEA Early Math Resources for Preschool Programs “bank,” helps support teachers in using what is readily available in the Creative Curriculum, and evidence based strategies.

PLAEA Early Math Resources for Preschool Programs

Social Emotional Behavioral Health




Below are a list of evidenced based tools and resources that are commonly referred to and used by the PLAEA ECSE Department to support social emotional skills, as well as challenging behavior.  

ChallengingBehavior.org

Self-Regulation Tool-Kit

Social Stories

Visuals:

PBISworld.com

Curriculum




Resources to help early childhood programs choose developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Early Childhood Curriculum Resources

Additional Resources for Preschool Programs




Tools that are quick easy “one-pagers” to help preschool programs understand the “ins and outs” of an Iowa Early Childhood Program.

 PLAEA SWVPP Toolbox  

Iowa Preschool Programs Timeline Resource

 

 

 

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