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Comprehensive Pre-K Curriculum
The pre-K years are a time of promise, a time when young children's bodies and minds are growing at an incredible rate. The pre-K years are a time for learning. Amid the growing awareness of the importance of quality early childhood education, researchers and policymakers are underscoring how critical it is for children to be prepared for kindergarten. With Opening the World of Learning ™ (OWL) as your Pre-K comprehensive curriculum, you can rest assured that your kiddos will be On The Way To K!
An Enriching Environment
Opening the World of Learning is a comprehensive pre-K curriculum, equitable in English and Spanish. OWL prepares children for Kindergarten with ongoing assessment of research-based success predictors and playful, purposeful, and personalized instruction. OWL is based upon the belief that immersion in a learning-rich, pre-K environment is critical but not sufficient. The environment and interactions must be thoughtful and purposeful. All parts of the day should be considered opportunities for learning, and the teacher should know the curriculum content, instructional strategies, and individual children well enough to be responsive in a variety of situations. Through the use of essential questions, teachers help children connect content to their experiences, which takes them beyond rote learning and leads to thoughtful, reflective learning.
OWL has the right balance of resources for pre-K teachers and children, too. In the clip below, we have an opportunity to meet Ollie the OWL and a couple of his friends as contributing author, Dr. Juanita Copley shares some of the research supporting the need for a focused and engaging curriculum within pre-K classrooms. By highlighting the emphasis on science, math and technology embedded within OWL’s early learning curriculum, this video provides a glimpse into an OWL classroom and illustrates how engaging activities introduce pre-K students to a world of learning.
The OWL curriculum is designed to develop oral language and early literacy skills for Pre-K children. All components include English and Spanish versions.
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OWL is based on thorough knowledge of the research on early learning and childhood development. Pearson is also committed to examining the implementation and effectiveness of our curricula.
Pearson encourages 21st century learning by infusing the core subjects and themes throughout our programs—Life and Career Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, and Information, Media, and Technology Skills. The ultimate goal—to ensure that every child is prepared for the 21st century with skills like critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, innovation and global competence.
With Pearson’s interactive whiteboard-ready resources, students become more active and collaborative classroom learners and teachers are able to deliver memorable lessons, engage all types of learners, and reduce class preparation time.
Our fully digital programs and ebooks provide cutting-edge online instruction with a seamless transition from the textbook, allowing students to complete assignments, access videos and activities, and take online tests and remediation.
Language-acquisition expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, has worked exclusively with Pearson to embed powerful teaching approaches into Pearson programs, ensuring that English language learners receive the same high quality education as their peers. Dr. Cummins’ expertise in literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as the role of technology in promoting language and literacy development, have made Pearson programs the most effective resources for today’s ELLs.
Pearson offers complete and cohesive support to help you implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Professional development opportunities, aligned content, assessment, and school services are available to familiarize you with the standards and help you learn about key changes and requirements. Pearson promises to be with you throughout the transition period—and beyond.
Your Pearson sales representative is ready to partner with you to create a customized curriculum and professional development plan to help your struggling students and schools achieve success. Visit Pearson’s Grants and Funding Web site to find useful links to identify possible grants and resources for grant applicants applying for Pearson’s products.
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