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Core Knowledge for PreK-3 Teaching: 10 Components of Effective Instruction

The Foundation for Child Development’s Advancing PreK-3rd Series

No. 5

Michael Sadowski outlines what experts identify as core knowledge for the ten areas of high-quality PK-3 teaching:

  1. Knowledge of Child Development;
  2. Methods for Teaching Diverse Children;
  3. Use of Multiple Forms of Assessment;
  4. Organization of Learning Environments;
  5. Curriculum Design That Helps Children Make Connections;
  6. Strategic Use of Resources and Technologies;
  7. Parent and Family Outreach;
  8. Professional Collaboration and Development;
  9. Reflection for Enhanced Teaching; and
  10. Vertical Alignment.