Curriculum & Instruction

TATS supports staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and instruction which address Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards with emphasis on strategies and accommodations that support Universal Design for Learning.

Adaptive Skills

Strategies for Incorporating Adaptive Skills into Classroom Instruction       The documents at this link provide strategies for teaching self-care skills during daily classroom routines. Documents include correlations of self-care skills with Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards and with the Battelle Developmental Inventory – Second Edition.



Motor Skills

Strategies for incorporating motor skills into classroom  instruction.

Ways to Get Kids Moving from Head Start, Body Start

Best Practices for Incorporating Motor Skills – from Nemours

Communication Skills

Strategies for incorporating communication skills into classroom instruction.

Enhancing Children’s Language Development in Preschool Classrooms – a series of 7 articles

TATS Talks to Professionals – Supporting Communication

TATS Talks to Professionals – Supporting Communication and Literacy


Cognitive & Pre-Academic Skills

Strategies for incorporating pre-academic readiness skills into classroom instruction.

Development of Math Concepts from Scholastic Teacher Resources

Math in Early Childhood Classrooms – a list of resources

Ten Things Children Learn From Block Play

Social Emotional Skills

Strategies for incorporating social emotional skills into the classroom instruction.

Grouping Children for Social Growth

Supports for Helping Children Learn Play Skills

Developing and Teaching a Social Lesson

Tool for Teaching Social Skills from CEC

Self Regulation Briefs from UNC

Ideas for Classrooms

“Rock Your Classroom” Guide to Evidence-based Practices – entire document: “Rock Your Classroom”

“Rock Your Classroom” – Focus on Self-care and Motor Skills – January

“Rock Your Classroom – Focus on Embedding Social Skills Instruction – December

“Rock Your Classroom”: Focus on Social Skills and Classroom Behavior Management – November

“Rock Your Classroom” – Focus on Lesson Planning – October

Observation and Planning Guide for best practices in Pre-K classrooms.

Administrator’s Observation Guide  for Evidence-based practices

“Rock Your Classroom” – Focus on Classroom Spaces – September

Universal Design for Learning

Resources for Evidence-based Practices

Head Start Center for Inclusion – Teacher Tools

FL Learning and Developmental Standards – Birth – Kindergarten

FL Learning and Developmental Standards – Age Four – Kindergarten