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Effective Messages About Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
June 2011
A set of message points school districts can use when engaging and outreaching to families. The message points were developed based on feedback received from parent focus groups representing families across the state.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Epstein's Six Areas of Family Involvement
Dr. Joyce Epstein
January 2011
A list of Dr. Joyce Epstein's six areas of family involvement, including parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at homem making decisions, collaborating with community.
Topics: Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Expanded TK 1 pager
Early Edge California
August 2015
Statutory changes made in the 2015-16 CA state budget clarify that school districts may expand TK beyond the original eligible cohort of fall birthday children to provide a kindergarten readiness experience to more children, if local capacity exists and families wish to enroll.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Expanded TK Advantages for Schools
Early Edge California
January 2016
A fact sheet on the educational and fiscal advantages for schools providing expanded access to transitional kindergarten.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Expanded TK Calculator Webinar Slides
Early Edge California
January 2016
This webinar introduces the new "ETK Cost-Benefit Calculator" to help you model costs for expanding transitional kindergarten in your district or charter school. School Services provides a brief overview of the tool, using real-time examples to show how the calculator can help you consider multiple options. The webinar also includes an update on the latest early education funding proposals from Sacramento.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Family Engagement Activities : Home - Site Connections
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2013
Family engagement activities to support family-school partnerships and school- and home-based academic enrichment activities
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Fresno COE Typical Kindergarten Readiness
Fresno COE
July 2012
Handout for families outlining the skills children should typically have when they start kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Gathering and Using Language Information that Families Share
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
October 2013
Tools to help teachers gather information from families on children’s past experiences with language/s. This information helps teachers build upon those experiences and support their students' optimal progress.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

Hands-On Math & Science
Aims Education Foundation
July 2012
Math activities for K-1 with topics in Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Geometry, Measurement, Number and Operations, etc. Lessons available for purchase.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Improving Education for English Learners: Research Based Approaches
California Department of Education
September 2010
This Power Point presentation outlines the book from the California Department of Education, "Improving Education for English Learners: Research Based Approaches." The purpose of the book is to meet a need for practical guidance on research-supported best practices for ensuring language, academic, and socio-cultural proficiency for English learners.
Topics: Administration & Operations, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Instructional Strategies for Academic English Proficiency
LAUSD Academic English Mastery Program
March 2010
Key instructional strategies that support learning in Standard English Learners, Dual/English Language Learners, students with disabilities and all students.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

July 2011 TK Monthly Call
Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant,Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Dr. Carola Matera, Early Learning Consultant
July 2011
Audio recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit as well as information on how to support dual language learners in the TK classroom.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

June 2011 TK Monthly Call
Whitcomb Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation; Ashlee Tran, Communications and Internet Advocacy Associate, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California) , and Lisa Kaufman PhD., Director, Early Learning Services Department, Santa Clara County Office of Education
June 2011
Audio recording reviewing the transitional kindergarten website, followed by a presentation on personalized oral language(s) learning (POLL) strategies.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

LAUSD Preschool through 3rd Grade Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District
June 2013
A school board resolution that calls for the development of a framework based on educational standards, curricula, assessment and professional development that are strongly aligned across high-quality pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Through this resolution, a Task Force will develop goals and a comprehensive plan to align preschool through 3rd grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

LAUSD TK Memo to Principals
Los Angeles Unified School District
May 2012
A memo to principals from top administration explaining the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the phase-in process Los Angeles Unified School District will implement.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Long Beach Unified Cinema Ad
Long Beach Unified School District
January 2013
Cinema ad created by Long Beach Unified School District to promote Transitional Kindergarten in their local communities.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Many Languages, One Teacher
NAEYC
March 2013
Strategies for personalizing oral language interactions with young dual language learners and their families.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

Many Languages, One Teacher - Spanish
Magruder, Hayslip, Espinosa, Matera
July 2014
An article translated into Spanish that provides guidance on supporting language and literacy development for young dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

March 2011 TK Monthly Call
Lisa Kaufman, Ph.D., Director, Early Learning Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education; Sher yll Ebbs, Family Literacy/Early Childhood Administrator , Gilroy Unified School District; Ruth Yoon, Early Childhood Education Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District
March 2011
Audio recording of presentation on implementing TK, including strategies for getting started determining how many kids need TK and where to serve them. Includes enrollment projections and planning for two school districts, Gilroy Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

March 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Ernesto Saldaña, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) for "Parent Outreach Toolkit" highlighting ways to provide local education agencies with tools and resources that communicate the benefits of transitional kindergarten (TK) and support parent outreach.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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