Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) tasked the State Center for Early Childhood Development with facilitating the process to revise the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. The revised guidelines were developed with the expertise of writing teams and state and national experts, along with input gathered from public forums across the state and written comments submitted during the public comment period. This feedback was incorporated into the guidelines which were then approved by the commissioner of education on May 21, 2008, and presented to the State Board of Education for review on May 22, 2008. The guidelines will remain voluntary and will guide publishers in revising prekindergarten instructional materials in the future.
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Web-based Training
This web-based professional development tool orients and introduces educators to the new Prek Guidelines. The training includes video examples of child behaviors in five domains (social and emotional development, language and communication, emergent literacy: reading and writing, and math), and provides instructional strategies teachers can use to support students. Also included are examples of integrated instruction with video examples of classroom interactions where several outcomes from the guidelines are combined.