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Research Base and Correlations

 

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Big Idea 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.