1 – Children’s early experiences are critical
to their learning, growth, and development.
Big Idea 2 – Children take an individual path within the course of learning and development.
Big Idea 3 – During a child’s first years, language development is crucial.
Big Idea 4 – Early Literacy provides a strong foundation for children’s reading success.
Big Idea 5 –
Essential curriculum deepens children’s knowledge of themselves
and the world around them.
Big Idea 6 – Children’s active engagement stimulates their learning.
Big Idea 7 – Effective instruction is systematic, intentional, and supportive of the child.
Big Idea 8 – Teaching and assessment should inform each other to best serve each child.
Big Idea 9 – Developing teacher expertise raises the quality of children’s education.
Big Idea 10 – Partnering with families furthers children’s learning.