A Purposeful and Fun PreK Curriculum
PreK On My Way’s engaging approach helps every child develop the skills they’ll need to flourish as readers, writers, and explorers of the world.
RESEARCH-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES
Learning happens in every area of the classroom with fun and developmentally appropriate best practices for early childhood education.
Authentic and culturally-diverse books reflect students’ experiences and open them to a world of possibilities.
Authentic Spanish Texts
PreK On My Way offers a collection of authentic Spanish narratives that present culturally and linguistically relevant stories, helping children understand the world around them.
Social-Emotional Learning with Mind Builders
Research-based Mind Builders help children develop essential social, emotional, executive function, motivation, and creativity skills.
Digital Resources and Supports
PreK On My Way includes an array of digital platforms for teachers, children, and parents and that power responsive teaching, classroom management, and meaningful family engagement.
Classroom Resources for Success
PreK On My Way provides teachers with everything they need to engage their students in educationally rich, hands-on, and diverse activities throughout the academic year. Easy-to-use print and digital materials guide instruction through monthly, weekly, and daily learning experiences.View All
The Teaching Guides for language, literacy, and math provide the instructional overview and materials to lead large groups, small groups, and independent centers.
Large Group Cards(96 English, 96 Spanish: 8 themes, 12 cards per theme)
Each card connects to the read-aloud book for Story Time with instruction for before, during and after reading.
Strategy Cards(9 English, 9 Spanish)
These cards include helpful hand signals to help children remember and use comprehension strategies.
Vocabulary Cards(96 English, 96 Spanish: 8 themes, 12 cards per theme)
These cards introduce vocabulary with a color photo and instructional content to explore and define each word.
Read-Alouds(72 English, 72 Spanish)
The interactive read-alouds feature the best authentic trade books, each carefully evaluated for relevance, quality, and instructional value.
Big Chart of Big Ideas(1 English, 1 Spanish)
This flip chart focuses on each weekly concept and introduces children to a variety of themes that they will study in kindergarten.
Big Book Read-Alouds(24 English, 24 Spanish)
Share enchanting stories and fun illustrations with these large-format books during Story Time read-alouds.
Alphabet Cards(56 English, 56 Spanish)
The Alphabet Cards provide visual representations of each upper- and lowercase letter.
Number Card Pack(32 cards)
The Number Cards provide multiple representations of each numeral to develop children's number sense.
Activity Cards(96 English, 96 Spanish: 8 themes, 12 cards per theme)
Each small-group activity comes with an Activity Card to guide instruction with options for differentiation and modification.
Alphabet Books(26 English, 26 Spanish)
Children explore each letter of the alphabet multiple times throughout the year with colorfully illustrated books.
Response Prompts(1 per read-aloud book)
Children respond to the week's learning through writing, drawing, and storytelling.
Magnetic Letters(uppercase & lowercase)
Includes uppercase and lowercase letters to help children learn their letters.
Magnetic Numerals(numerals 0–9)
Includes numerals 0–9 to help children learn their numbers.
Connecting Cubes(set of 100)
Connecting cubes allow children to explore math concepts in multiple ways.
Two-Color Counters(set of 100)
Two-sided counters are provided for adding and taking away.
Attribute Buttons(set of 96)
Attribute buttons help children with sorting, colors, shapes, and more.
Pattern Blocks(set of 16 double-sided, theme-specific cards and 125 blocks)
These double-sided cards and pattern blocks help children match shapes and build their dexterity.
Geoboards(set of 6)
Geoboards help children explore prototypic and non-prototypic shapes.
Magnifiers(set of 6)
Magnifying glasses help children observe characteristics and attributes.
Jumbo Tweezers(set of 12)
The jumbo tweezers help children develop fine-motor skills.
Children can use the microphone to practice talking, singing, and taking turns in conversations.
Classroom Library(24 English, 24 Spanish)
The classroom library offers accessible books aligned to each theme.
Observational Assessment Checklists(uppercase & lowercase)
Weekly observational checklists help teachers monitor their students' academic, social-emotional, and physical progress.
Teacher Hub(organized by themes, skills, and resources)
The Teacher Hub is a central location with everything that teachers need to plan lessons, engage families, and adjust instruction to target specific skills.
Family Exchange(weekly family activities with access to songs, Little eReaders, and more!)
The Family Exchange is a digital space that connects teachers and families with links to the song collection, family bulletins, activities, and more.
Little eReaders(32 theme-aligned English and Spanish digital books)
The Little eReaders collection of narrative and informational digital books includes audio support for both English and Spanish.
Song Collection(32 songs in English and Spanish)
This collection of 32 songs in English and Spanish connect to each theme and get kids moving and learning in the classroom and at home.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Plush Puppet
Use the Clifford the Big Red Dog puppet to support Mind Builder social-emotional lessons.
Use these equity sticks to ensure the involvement of every child.
Scout, Pablo, and Lala Stick Puppets
Use the character stick puppets to introduce read-alouds for literacy, language, and math.
The Implementation Guides provide an overview of all the instructional elements of PreK On My Way.
Teacher Binders(set of 2)
Use these binders to store your Teaching Guides.
Theme Posters(8 English, 8 Spanish)
The Theme Posters focus on the weekly concept questions within the monthly themes.
Module Posters(3 English, 3 Spanish)
The Module Posters list the trade books for each module and theme.
Mind Builders Poster(1 English, 1 Spanish)
The Mind Builder poster provides an overview of the social, emotional, executive function, motivation and creativity skills addressed in PreK On My Way.
Four binder clips are included to help teachers stay organized.
Audio Postcard(1 English, 1 Spanish)
The audio postcard explains how teachers and families can access the PreK On My Way bilingual song collection.
Pocket chart is great for displaying Vocabulary Cards, Alphabet Cards, or any classroom resources to help with skills development.
Learning through Purposeful Play
Number Card Pack
Clifford the Big Red Dog Plush Puppet
Mascot Stick Puppets
Spark Learning with Literature
Nurture children’s authentic voices with culturally relevant literature that helps them understand their world.Learn More
Developmentally Appropriate Writing
Daily activities help children progress through the stages of writing—graphing, scribbling, drawing, letter formation, and more.
Daily Writing Options
Each day includes focused and age-appropriate writing activities.
Introduce and practice alphabet knowledge and letter formation.
Writing for Different Purposes
Model writing for students across genres with age-appropriate prompts.
Assessment to Inform Instruction
Teachers can observe and assess children through:
Large-Group Circle Time
Large-Group Story Time
Regard for Student Perspectives
Instructional Learning Formats
Quality of Feedback
- Conversation between teacher and children
- Talk together about children’s experiences and perspectives
- Welcome opinions
- Actively engage children using a variety of modalities
- Build background knowledge related to Weekly Concept
- Teacher provides guidance and scaffolding during Background Building
- Teacher uses scripted instruction to introduce new vocabulary to children
- Shared interactions
- Teacher calls children by name
- Open-ended questions encourage children to share their ideas about the book
- Guiding question helps focus children’s attention toward learning objectives
- Open-ended questions encourage higher level thinking
- Differentiated support for read-aloud discussion based on children’s individual responses
- Teacher asks open-ended questions about the text
- Children cooperate and share
- Teacher positively communicates with each child
- Open-ended questions invite children’s individual perspectives
- Every child participates in hands-on learning
- "Connect to Large Group” reminds children of prior learning and prepares them to apply it in hands-on activity
- As children move through the hands-on activity, teacher asks them to explain their thinking
- During activity, teacher uses language to describe what children are doing
- Fosters peer-to-peer conversation
- Teacher sets positive expectations
- Children direct their own learning
- Varied materials support multi-modal learning
- Conversation prompts encourage children to Apply, Investigate, Evaluate, and Extend
- Teacher provides feedback that encourages children to persist in their purposeful play
- Teachers and children talk to each other about what they are doing
Supporting All Learners
With an approach based on research from the Children’s Learning Institute, PreK On My Way includes modifications for children with diverse learning needs, including those with special needs.
Every small group includes modifications for children with physical and developmental needs
Comprehension strategy supports are built into large- and small-group lessons.